West Virginia State Museum, Charleston, WV Photos

The West Virginia State Museum Cultural Center (1976), on the State Capitol grounds, serves as the state history museum.

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West Virginia State Museum Cultural Center. Charleston, WV.Chandelier at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.State Seal installed in U.S. House of Representatives between 1867 & 1949 at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Flag of West Virginia at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
West Virginia State Museum Cultural Center (1976) (on State Capitol complex grounds). Charleston, WV.Chandelier at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.State Seal installed in U.S. House of Representatives between 1867 & 1949 at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Flag of West Virginia at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Flag of West Virginia at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Graphic of previous 1885 State Capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Eagle plaster cast from first State Capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Telescope used by George Washington to survey his & other lands in present Eastern Panhandle at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Flag of West Virginia at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Graphic of previous 1885 State Capitol (c1915) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Eagle plaster cast (1885) from first State Capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Telescope used (1740s-70s) by George Washington to survey his & other lands in present Eastern Panhandle at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Pocket compass & surveyor's paint box at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Native peoples painted at Wheeling by J.A. Faris at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Interior of settlers' cabin at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Corner cupboard with ceramic plates in settlers' cabin at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Pocket compass (mid 1700's) & surveyor's paint box (c1800's) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Native peoples painted (1882) at Wheeling by J.A. Faris at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Interior of settlers' cabin at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Corner cupboard with ceramic plates in settlers' cabin at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Swiveling card table , Windsor side chair plus ceramics at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Sideboard in settlers' cabin at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Graphic of Harpers Ferry, VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.B&O dining car dinner plate with Harpers Ferry Scene at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Swiveling card table (1810) , Windsor side chair (c1840) plus ceramics at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Sideboard in settlers' cabin at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Graphic of Harpers Ferry, VA (May 1863) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.B&O dining car dinner plate (1950) with Harpers Ferry Scene at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
John Brown painting by Selden Woodman at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.John Brown in Charles Town jail cell with J.E.B. Stuart & Governor Henry Wise painted by H. Webb Keedy for 1904 World's Fair based on sketch by Alfred Berghaus at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Short bladed pike used at John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Sword & scabbard of John Brown made in Germany at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
John Brown painting (1882) by Selden Woodman at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.John Brown in Charles Town jail cell with J.E.B. Stuart & Governor Henry Wise painted by H. Webb Keedy for 1904 World's Fair based on sketch (1859) by Alfred Berghaus at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Short bladed pike used at John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry (1859) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Sword & scabbard of John Brown made in Germany (1836) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Noose allegedly used in John Brown's hanging at Charles Town at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Study for Lincoln Walks at Midnight statue in front of State Capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Original statue of Lincoln Walks at Midnight by sculptor Fred Torrey, displayed at New York World's Fair in 1939 at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Flag of The Confederate Logan Wildcats made by Lizzie & Susan Pillinger, Jane & Valire Morgan, Mary Casebolt & Harriet Avis at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Noose allegedly used in John Brown's hanging at Charles Town (1859) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Study for Lincoln Walks at Midnight statue in front of State Capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Original statue of Lincoln Walks at Midnight by sculptor Fred Torrey, displayed at New York World's Fair in 1939 at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Flag of The Confederate Logan Wildcats (later part of 36th Virginia Infantry) made by Lizzie & Susan Pillinger, Jane & Valire Morgan, Mary Casebolt & Harriet Avis at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Flag commemorating battles fought by 1st WV Veteran Infantry at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Drum played by Pvt. George Huddleston, drum major of 22nd VA Infantry Company G during Civil War at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Medicine Chest abandoned by Confederate Battery at Petersburg, VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Hat worn by Pvt. George Huddleston while serving in the 22nd VA Infantry at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Flag (1865) commemorating battles fought by 1st WV Veteran Infantry (USA) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Drum played by Pvt. George Huddleston, drum major of 22nd VA Infantry Company G (CSA) during Civil War at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Medicine Chest abandoned (1865) by Confederate Battery at Petersburg, VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Hat worn by Pvt. George Huddleston while serving in the 22nd VA Infantry (CSA) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Soldiers Memorial plaque with Civil War artifacts at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Soldiers Memorial plaque of 12th Regiment Company H Virginia Volunteers at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Harper's Weekly graphic of The Great Strike-Blockade of Engines at Martinsburg VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Lamp globe honoring the Fraternal Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers C&O Railway at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Soldiers Memorial plaque with Civil War artifacts at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Soldiers Memorial plaque of 12th Regiment Company H Virginia Volunteers at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Harper's Weekly graphic (Aug 1877) of The Great Strike-Blockade of Engines at Martinsburg VA at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Lamp globe (c1900) honoring the Fraternal Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers C&O Railway at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Mine cart at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Box to transport nitroglycerin into mines at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.DuPont blasting machine from Boone Co. at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.General Store shelves at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Mine cart at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Box to transport nitroglycerin into mines at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.DuPont blasting machine (c1920"s) from Boone Co. at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.General Store shelves at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Coins & scrip used at coal mine company stores at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Quilt made by Campbell sisters at Mannington, Marion Co., at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Quilt made by Elizabeth Castco at Walton, Roanne Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Rocking chair used in governor's office in 1885 capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Coins & scrip used at coal mine company stores at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Quilt (1888) made by Campbell sisters at Mannington, Marion Co., at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Quilt (c1930's) made by Elizabeth Castco at Walton, Roanne Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Rocking chair used in governor's office (1890's) in 1885 capitol at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Pilot wheel from O.F. Shearer Riverboat on Kanawha & Ohio rivers at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.National Recovery Administration quilt at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Civilian Conservation Corp banner & Depression-era symbols at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Civilian Conservation Corp garrison cap at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Pilot wheel (1919) from O.F. Shearer Riverboat on Kanawha & Ohio rivers at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.National Recovery Administration (NRA) quilt (c1933-5) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) banner & Depression-era symbols at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) garrison cap (1930's) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Trunk of member of Civilian Conservation Corp at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Ediphone dictation machine with wax cylinders at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Early mechanical sealed wooden tub washing machine & wringer at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Gas kitchen stove at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Trunk of member of Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) (1930s) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Ediphone dictation machine (c1880) with wax cylinders at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Early mechanical sealed wooden tub washing machine & wringer at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Gas kitchen stove (c1935) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Bugle & 15th C Spanish canon captured during Spanish American War at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.McClellan saddle from World War I at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.World War II meat & grocery tokens at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Charleston's Scott Brothers Drug Store soda fountain at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Bugle & 15th C Spanish canon captured during Spanish American War at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.McClellan saddle from World War I at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.World War II meat & grocery tokens at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Charleston's Scott Brothers Drug Store soda fountain (c1950's) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Scott Brothers soda fountain at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Ornate mahogany stained glass windows from Scott Brothers Drug Store at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Syrup dispensers & National Cash Register from Scott Brothers Drug Store at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Medicine & other bottles at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Scott Brothers soda fountain at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Ornate mahogany stained glass windows from Scott Brothers Drug Store at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Syrup dispensers & National Cash Register from Scott Brothers Drug Store (1950's) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Medicine & other bottles at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of WV license plates at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Criterion music box at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Carved bench by John Wesley Williams, Clintonville at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Modern Art gallery at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of WV license plates at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Criterion music box at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Carved bench (1997) by John Wesley Williams, Clintonville at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Modern Art gallery at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Native ceramics at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Portrait of Julia Jackson , daughter of Stonewall Jackson by Samantha J. Morgan Winfield at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Unique mechanical desk acquired by John P. Hale , co-founder of WV State Museum at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Andrew Summers Rowan's clockwork cradle by Aaron Dodd Crane of NJ at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Native ceramics at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Portrait of Julia Jackson (c1870) , daughter of Stonewall Jackson by Samantha J. Morgan Winfield at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Unique mechanical desk acquired (c1870) by John P. Hale , co-founder of WV State Museum at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Andrew Summers Rowan's clockwork cradle by Aaron Dodd Crane of NJ at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Souvenir metal commemorating mausoleum of U.S. Grant in N.Y. at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.L. Hawes Hill's carving of an American Indian head for Jamestown Exposition at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.USS West Virginia Cruiser painting at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Glass collection at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Souvenir metal commemorating mausoleum of U.S. Grant in N.Y. (April, 27, 1897) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.L. Hawes Hill's carving of an American Indian head for Jamestown Exposition (1907) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.USS West Virginia Cruiser painting (1901) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Glass collection at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Pressed diamond plate, Central Glass Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.USS Wheeling mustard jar at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of glass made at WV glass works at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of early 20thC WV-made glass bottles at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Pressed diamond plate, Central Glass (1867-91) Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.USS Wheeling mustard jar (c1898) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of glass made at WV glass works at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of early 20thC WV-made glass bottles at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of turn-of-the-century WV-made glass bottles at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of glass containers at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of pressed glass made in Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Crackle glass ewer, Kanawha Glass in Dunbar, Kanawha Co. at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of turn-of-the-century WV-made glass bottles at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of glass containers at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of pressed glass made in Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Crackle glass ewer, Kanawha Glass in Dunbar, Kanawha Co. (1957-85) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of 20th C glassware made in WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of WV pottery at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Stoneware crock from Shinnston, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Salt-glazed Stoneware Jar by A.P. Donaghho Pottery Co., Parkersburg, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of 20th C glassware made in WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of WV pottery at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Stoneware crock (c1890's) from Shinnston, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Salt-glazed Stoneware Jar by A.P. Donaghho Pottery Co., Parkersburg, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Wax-top sealing jar by Richey & Hamilton of Palatine, Marion Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Wax sealing crock D.G. Thompson, Morgantown& fruit jar Richey & Hamilton, Fairmont , Marion Co. at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of A.P. Donaghho Pottery Co. stoneware at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Butter churn by W.F. Shawver Co., Charleston, WV & other Stoneware crocks at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Wax-top sealing jar (1875) by Richey & Hamilton of Palatine, Marion Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Wax sealing crock (c1854-80) D.G. Thompson, Morgantown& fruit jar (c1875) Richey & Hamilton, Fairmont (Palatine) , Marion Co. at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of A.P. Donaghho Pottery Co. stoneware at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Butter churn by W.F. Shawver Co., Charleston, WV & other Stoneware crocks at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
WV yellowware pitcher by unknown at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV."Remember the Maine" pitcher by Labelle China of Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Shriners pitcher with Arabian scene by Warwick China of Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Vase by Homer Laughlin China, Newell, Hancock Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
WV yellowware pitcher (c1800-15) by unknown at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV."Remember the Maine" pitcher (c1898) by Labelle China of Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Shriners pitcher with Arabian scene (c1900) by Warwick China of Wheeling, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Vase (1906) by Homer Laughlin China, Newell, Hancock Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of Homer Laughlin china at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of Homer Laughlin Fiesta China at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of Homer Laughlin china at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Pitcher by Paden City Pottery of Wetzel & Tyler Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Collection of Homer Laughlin china at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of Homer Laughlin Fiesta China (1930's & 1986) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Collection of Homer Laughlin china (1930's-80's) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.Pitcher by Paden City Pottery of Wetzel & Tyler Co., WV (1911-57) at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.
Bowl & saucer by McNicol China of Clarksburg Harrison Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.New York World's Fair commemorative plate by Homer Laughlin China of Newell, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.

Bowl & saucer (c1950) by McNicol China of Clarksburg Harrison Co., WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.New York World's Fair commemorative plate (1939) by Homer Laughlin China of Newell, WV at West Virginia State Museum. Charleston, WV.


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