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    • Cotton bonnet

    • Cotton bonnet

    • Bonnets; Hats; Clothing & Dress

    • The off white bonnet is made of heavy cotton with a design of stitched parallel lines that run from the front to back. The bonnet has a curved shape to cover the head and sides of the face, and has a ruffle extending from the bottom.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This black stone grinding tool is shaped with tripod legs and a flared bowl at its concave center. Metates were used for processing grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • Plow

    • Plow

    • Plows; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • Called a Georgia Stock Plow, the framework of this farm implement is constructed with a large piece of wood that extends at the front of the plow. The handle includes two pieces of wood with a brace between them, and leather strapping. The handle...
    • Wooden pipe

    • Wooden pipe

    • Pipes (Smoking); Tobacco pipes

    • A carved wood boar's head pipe with a yellow shaft has an accompanying dark case lined with satin and velvet. "Mechailles d'or 1878, 1889 and 1900" is printed on the interior of the case.
    • Textile shuttle

    • Textile shuttle

    • Equipment; Textile machinery

    • Wooden boat-like device used on textile machinery to carry filling yarn during the weaving process. The size of this shuttle is 9.1 cm long and 3.95 cm wide.
    • Branding iron

    • Branding iron

    • Cattle brands

    • This branding iron is a long metal rod with a curve-shaped symbol attached at one end with two prongs. Branding irons were heated until red-hot, and then pressed against the hide of livestock to leave an identifying scar or mark.
    • Wire cutter

    • Wire cutter

    • Equipment; Wire

    • This unusual wire cutter or pliers has a rounded top, and is fastened with three screws to the connecting handles. The series of holes of various sizes may allow the tool to function as a wire stripper.
    • Metate

    • Metate

    • Home food processing; Rocks

    • This grinding stone, a brown oblong rock, has a darker central depression. A metate, or mealing stone, is a mortar used to process grain and seeds during food preparation.
    • Rasp

    • Rasp

    • Woodworking; Equipment

    • This pointed rasp is about 15 inches long with a course surface on four sides. The tool was used to shape wood or soft stone.
    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast iron pot

    • Cast ironwork; Pots & pans; Cooking utensils

    • This cast iron pot has three legs, making it useful for campfire or fireplace cooking. The rusted and worn pot has two small handles, and the lid has a split handle which is possibly damaged.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • This cobalt blue glass bottle has an unusual clear glass handle. A broken cork is lodged in the opening. Most medicines, cures, poisons and castor oil were stored in cobalt blue glass containers.
    • 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...
    • Canning jar

    • Canning jar

    • Containers; Glassware

    • This Globe amber glass canning jar, including a lid and wire bail, was patented May 25, 1886. The bottom of the jar is numbered "50."
    • Child's glass cup

    • Child's glass cup

    • Glassware; Drinking vessels

    • The amethyst glass child's cup with a pedestal base has a molded handle. The pressed design includes diagonal bands with flowers and striped markings, and the top of the cup is embossed with a pointed border.
    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • The scabbard of this dark metal sword is encircled by two metal bands. The weapon has a black handle, and three curved metal lines form the hand guard.
    • Broad axe

    • Broad axe

    • Axes

    • The broad axe has a wide triangular shaped blade with a slightly curved cutting edge. The wooden handle is secured to the blade with a metal band and metal spikes or nails. Broad axes are tools used to create building timbers and planks.
    • 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.
    • Child's ring

    • Child's ring

    • Rings; Jewelry

    • The child's ring is a band of gold with the letters PET engraved on the outside, along with an embossed decorative design.

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