A guide rope with dog bone was left behind after the Kenosha event. Please contact the Rasch family if you’re missing one. ... See MoreSee Less

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North West Territory Alliance - NWTA

An incredible collection of (very small) eighteenth century material culture, and a glimpse into the lives of ordinary people of the past.A selection of the stories behind the eighteenth-century tokens - small, identifying objects - that mothers left their babies at the Foundling Hospital

In 1741 when the Hospital first opened its doors, mothers were asked to ‘affix on each child some particular writing, or other distinguishing mark or token, so that the children may be known thereafter if necessary’. Since babies were renamed on admission, a system had to be created whereby a returning mother could be reunited with the baby she had handed over to the care of the Hospital. The custom of leaving tokens with babies lasted until the 1760s, when receipts were introduced. However, the system was so established that babies continued to be left with tokens so that by 1790 they numbered over 18,000.

You can see a collection of tokens and discover their accompanying stories in our Introductory Gallery. Each Thursday, we will share the story behind a token in this album with the hashtag #TokenThursday
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For our members still loyal to the Crown... ... See MoreSee Less

For our members still loyal to the Crown...

 

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Happy Wyoming Valley Day to all.

After 1863 the Confederates join your merry group mourners.

I am traveling back to the states this morning. Flying British Airways. Irony. I'm going to gleefully wish each BA airline attendant a happy 4th of July.

Well some of us were still loyal to the Crown, to a certain point, but then...............

But the concept of "treason" only works if the Empire wins. The Rebels did overcome the Empire and its might!

Dont you dare Usurp me. I am happy with my 10 acres and a 🐖

Ah treason....a word invited by the winners to justify hanging the losers! 😉

Wrong flag, not the Kings Colours

The red stripe was not added to the X part until 1801

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Have a blast this Fourth of July! ... See MoreSee Less

Have a blast this Fourth of July!

2 months ago

North West Territory Alliance - NWTA

Congrats to the winners of this year’s Vincennes photo contest!Here are the winners of the 2018 Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous Photo Contest! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

North West Territory Alliance - NWTA

Long, but quality video!

American Battlefield Trust
See the Revolutionary War unfold, from Lexington to Yorktown and beyond.
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Happy Mother’s Day! Motherhood through the ages, some things never change? (Elizabeth Mortlock and her Son by John Downman, 1779) ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Mother’s Day! Motherhood through the ages, some things never change? (Elizabeth Mortlock and her Son by John Downman, 1779)

4 months ago

North West Territory Alliance - NWTA

NWTA Member Tom Mockaitis presents to honors students at DePaul University. That's one good way to spend the off-season!Presentation to Honor's students at DePaul University ... See MoreSee Less

NWTA Member Tom Mockaitis presents to honors students at DePaul University.  Thats one good way to spend the off-season!

 

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Huzzah!!

Bravo

I had fun.