Congress was almost totally ignorant of Alaska, many suspected that the purchase was a bad bargain, and the only interest revolved around fur sealing. Therefore, many Congressmen were reluctant to pass Alaska legislation. Aside from the purchase,...
Descriptive Narrative: Cross-shaped medallion of gold-tone metal hanging from a black and gold striped ribbon. The center of the medallion has a tiny cloisonné image of St. George & the Dragon.
Label: (c.1988) RUSSIAN-AMERICAN HERTIAGE MONTH...
Descriptive Narrative: Double-headed eagle plaque of cast bronze. Crowns on each eagle head, symbols of power held in the talons; on eagle's breast is octagon shape with figure of St George. One wing tip is missing.
Exhibition: object traveled...
Accession Number: 98-11
Found: Sitka; Finland
Description: wood; painted; lacquer
Descriptive Narrative: Box, wooden or paper mache. Lacquer: black on outside, red on inside. Rectangular shape....
Descriptive Narrative: Round medallion of gold-toned metal hanging from an orange and black striped ribbon.
Label: (c.1988) RUSSIAN-AMERICAN HERTIAGE MONTH The United States Congress designated October 1988 as Russian-American Heritage Month,...
Accession Number: 50-68
Descriptive Narrative: Brass cannon, mounted on a wooden support with iron mounts. Bore is 8cm diameter.
Inscription: "No 1" inscribed on top surface of cannon....
Used: St. Michael
Description: iron; wood; brass
Descriptive Narrative: Small cannon labeled "Russian cannon from St. Michael". Iron barrel is 36" long x approx. 4-1/2"...