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    • Painted canvas fan

    • Painted canvas fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The bottom section of this fan is made of black painted wood, while the top portion is dark pleated canvas with an edging of black velvet. One side of the fan is painted with a white floral design. The fan is closed by a small pin with porcelain...
    • Clothes stand

    • Clothes stand

    • Stands (Furniture)

    • The adjustable clothes stand is a combination of painted wood and metal with a shaped hanger at the top. Also known as a valet stand or clothes tree, it is designed to neatly display clothing.
    • Beige platter

    • Beige platter

    • Tableware

    • The size of this oval beige serving platter is approximately 9.25 by 5 inches. The dish is darkened with age and use, and is chipped.
    • Black fan

    • Black fan

    • Fans (Accessories)

    • The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
    • Crocheted bedcovering

    • Crocheted bedcovering

    • Bedspreads; Crocheting; Quilts; Textiles

    • This off-white, medium weight crocheted bedcovering has a knotted design with plain edging on one side and fringe on the remaining sides. Its shape allows it to be used as a bedspread.
    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning wheel

    • Spinning apparatus; Yarn; Thread

    • Used to spin thread or yarn, this is a great, or walking, type spinning wheel commonly used during the 19th century. The entire piece is made of dark brown varnished wood with an overall length of seven feet. The 3.5 foot wheel is attached to main...
    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast iron pot

    • Pots & pans; Cooking utensils; Cast ironwork

    • This large black cast iron pot has three legs and a wire handle. The interior of the pot is rusted. The legs make this pot useful for campfire or fireplace cooking.
    • Link and pin coupler

    • Link and pin coupler

    • Railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance; Cast ironwork

    • To join train cars together, the cast iron pin was inserted into the removable oblong link and a permanently attached coupler. Switchmen worked between railroad cars to complete the dangerous task of linking them.
    • Handkerchief

    • Handkerchief

    • Handkerchiefs; Textiles; Lace

    • Each side of this white square handkerchief is trimmed with a wide border of lace. The undecorated center square has a width of approximately 6.5 inches.
    • Black sun bonnet

    • Black sun bonnet

    • Bonnets; Clothing & Dress; Hats

    • This black sun bonnet has a quilted bill with ruffled edging. A ruffled cap is attached at back of the bill with a gathered ruffle extending at the bottom to cover the neck. Ties are attached to each side of the front of bonnet.
    • Sadiron

    • Sadiron

    • Irons (Pressing); Equipment

    • The sadiron is a forged, pointed block of iron with a flat bottom and a thick handle. Used for pressing and ironing fabric, it was the precursor to the electric steam iron. The iron was heated over an open fire or other heat source.
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses; Leather goods

    • Oval glass lenses are joined by a thin piece of brass with a brass nose piece covered in leather padding. The lenses are inserted into narrow frames and held in place by screws and solder. The glasses are accompanied by a fitted leather case.
    • Meerschaum pipe

    • Meerschaum pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • The carved bowl of this pipe represents a man and woman embraced in a sitting position with flowers near their feet. The stem and mouth piece are missing from this pipe. The case is shaped to fit the pipe and is labeled Goudron real meerschaum.
    • Wellington pipe

    • Wellington pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • The Wellington French briar smoking pipe has a wooden bowl and a distinctive curved stem. The band is stamped "Oxford Plate Made in U.S.A."
    • White leather shoes

    • White leather shoes

    • Shoes; Clothing & dress

    • This pair of white leather lace-up shoes has pointed toes and low heels. The soles are attached on each heel with seven nails. The shoes are scuffed with brown markings.
    • Cane knife

    • Cane knife

    • Knives; Machetes

    • Similar to a machete, this cane knife is nearly 27 inches long with a three inch blade. Used to harvest sugarcane, it has a rusted blade and is in worn condition. The hook at the tip of the blade is used to pick up cut cane. Sugarcane was grown...
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • The oval lenses of these glasses are framed with metal. The nose piece is constructed of metal as well. The ear pieces are thin strands of silver wire.

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