Watch Papers Collection

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Searching the Collection

Searching this collection may be done by using the search bar at the top of the page. The search will find words within an item's description and tags. Each image has an item record with useful metadata not found in the general online catalog. Tags are used much like subject headings in the online catalog, using the same thesauri, though sometimes modified to remove commas as commas separate tags in Omeka. Clicking on the tags in the upper right corner of an item's record will bring up other items with the same tag. Clicking the tag "Women" in an item will bring up all results that include images of women, etc. Watch papers are also tagged by location and clockmaker. Searching "Boston" or "Pennsylvania" will bring up all watch papers made in a particular state or city.

Using the "Browse" tab, you can sort all items alphabetically by creator. To do this, click on the "Browse" tab, then click on "Creator" in the "Sort by:" menu. This will list all 493 items alphabetically by watchmaker/jeweler.

To go back to this collection's record in the online catalog, click here.

If you come across items you would like for a publication, or you need a higher-resolution of any of these images, please email the Rights and Reproductions Department at reproductions@mwa.org

 

List of Common Subject Tags Used in This Inventory

*Note that this list is a compilation of commonly used subjects in this inventory, not all.

Anchors

Angels

Beehives

Birds

Buildings

Clocks

Compasses

Eagles

Factories

Father Time

Flowers

Freemasons

Fruit

Horses

Hourglasses

Hunting

Leaves

Locomotives

Manuscript

Men

Musical Instruments

Pyramids

Religious prints

Scales

Scythes

Shields

Ships

Sun

Trees

Watches

Women