As part of the HHS collections care initiative, Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D., UNH, and intern Ariel Myers, PSU, will periodically share items of interest to the members and the public that have caught their attention. A sampling from 8 July 2012:
A wooden boot form, c. mid-late 19th century. Gift of John Page.
"Spasmodic" early alarm clock, 1889. Patented and made by Doe Brothers of Woodsville and Newbury. Still works!
Detail, license to sell "merchandise, wines and spirits" granted to Thomas Morse and signed by John Montgomery and Ezra Bartlett, 1814.