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    • Leather banknote case

    • Leather banknote case

    • Bags; Containers; Leather goods

    • Folded brown leather banknote case with red interior has "Notes" embossed on the outer flap. The interior features an embossed stamp pocket. A worn leather tie secures the case.
    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Powder horn and shot pouch

    • Gunpowder; Containers

    • The filled powder horn, numbered '879,' has a wooden cover fastened with nails and secured with a screw and string. A leather shot pouch is tied to the horn with a strip of leather.
    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Wax letter seals in container

    • Correspondence; Containers

    • This hinged metal box contains five intact wax letter seals along with four fragmented seals. Before adhesive envelopes were available, wax seals were used to prevent letters from being opened until accepted by the proper recipient.
    • Razor strop

    • Razor strop

    • Shaving equipment

    • Used to sharpen the blade of a straight edge razor, this strop is constructed of wood covered with leather. One side of the strop is flat and the other is padded. The cardboard cover that encloses the strop is printed on one side with instructions;...
    • Wooden pillbox

    • Wooden pillbox

    • Containers; Boxes

    • Made of burled and inlaid wood, this small elegant rectangular box was used as either a pillbox or snuff box. The box has curved edges and two hinged lids on the top that open in opposite directions, concealing small compartments. The lids are...
    • Glass insulator

    • Glass insulator

    • Electrical apparatus

    • Used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles, this clear glass insulator is made up of several parts that give it a distinctive shape: the rounded dome and crown, a wire ridge and groove, skirt, and base.
    • Iron shoe last

    • Iron shoe last

    • Shoemaking; Equipment

    • Used by cobblers who made or repaired shoes, this detachable iron shoe last is mounted on a stand. The last is shaped like the sole of a shoe, and is inscribed "Warranted 17." The stand is inscribed "Warranted MED U.S.A. 2."
    • Projectile point 2

    • Projectile point 2

    • Arrowheads; Indians of North America; Indians of Central America

    • Is red and has a triangular shaped blade that has straight edges. Shoulders are barbed and flair downward. The stem is contracted.
    • Skein winder

    • Skein winder

    • Yarn; Textile machinery

    • Used to wind yarn into skeins, this wooden machine was brought from Canada in the 19th century. Four arms are mounted on a winding shaft that is supported on a base comprised of two curved boards stabilized with crosspieces. The winding arms each...
    • Cast iron skillet

    • Cast iron skillet

    • Cooking utensils; Pots & pans; Cast ironwork

    • With a rusted blackened surface, this cast iron skillet has tripod legs and a single handle. The legs make it useful for campfire or fireplace cooking.
    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine case label

    • Medicine; Labels

    • Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...
    • Civil War rifle

    • Civil War rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • One of the most popular guns of the Civil War was this type of muzzle-loading rifle with an attached bayonet. The long rifle has a metal barrel and trigger mechanism. The wooden rifle stock is inscribed with the name Dotson.
    • Quilted pillow cover

    • Quilted pillow cover

    • Quilts; Pillows; Textiles; Needlework

    • A variety of embroidery stitches and fabrics make up this crazy quilt pillow covering. One piece of the quilt depicts the Cotton Centennial Exposition.
    • Leather medicine case

    • Leather medicine case

    • Medical equipment & supplies; Bags; Glassware; Containers; Leather goods

    • This worn black leather medicine bag has a thick leather handle attached with "D" rings. It has a metal latch to lock the case. One side of the case overlaps the other when the bag is closed. One side of the interior contains 11 tall glass test...
    • Sewing wallet

    • Sewing wallet

    • Sewing; Pins & needles

    • With pockets and an expandable flap, the blue, brown, and green fabric sewing case includes a small pin cushion filled with cotton.
    • Purse 2

    • Purse 2

    • Purses; Handbags

    • Lined in red, this black velvet bag, shaped like a pouch, has a velvet ribbon handle. Red, black, blue and yellow sequins embellish the bag. A faded black tassel hangs from the base of the purse.
    • Butter churn

    • Butter churn

    • Churns

    • The cream colored stoneware churn from Star Pottery, in Marshall, Texas, is decorated with three blue stripes and numbered "2." It includes a wooden dasher or plunger.
    • Log cabin quilt

    • Log cabin quilt

    • Quilts; Textiles; Needlework

    • The log cabin design of this quilt is one of the most popular quilting patterns. By altering the arrangement of light and dark fabrics in rectangular shapes, log cabin quilt designs are unique, yet widely recognized.

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