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    • Turquoise feathers

    • Turquoise feathers

    • Feathers

    • Two long feathers are twisted together to form a spiral shape. One feather is black and the second is variegated shades of turquoise. The piece has a black taped base and could be attached to hat as a decorative accessory.
    • Mano

    • Mano

    • Rocks; Grinding

    • This round hand stone has two flat sides with small concave depressions on each. The mano was used in conjunction with a metate, or grinding stone, to crush grain or seeds.
    • Apron

    • Apron

    • Aprons; Clothing & dress

    • Made of pink cotton, this child's apron has a round collar with white lace edging. The ends of the short, wide sleeves are also trimmed with white lace. The apron has a front neckline opening with five small white buttons, and it has two small...
    • Lock and key

    • Lock and key

    • Locks (Hardware); Keys (Hardware)

    • The rectangular metal lock is rusted, and is accompanied by a two pronged key. The faceplate of the lock has holes for mounting.
    • Blue feathers

    • Blue feathers

    • Feathers

    • Dark blue feathers are gathered with black tape to form pom poms. Two smaller pom poms extend from the center of a large ball-shaped grouping of feathers. The feathers could be used as a decorative millinery accessory.
    • Coin - Mexican Republic 2 reales (1798)

    • Coin - Mexican Republic 2 reales (1798)

    • Coins; Money

    • The obverse of this coin depicts the profile of Carolus IIII and includes DEI GRATIA 1798. On the reverse side the margin inscription is "HISPAN ET IND REX M H 2R F M" and the center features the coat of arms of Castile and León, surrounded by...
    • Coin - Mexican Republic 1/2 real (1781)

    • Coin - Mexican Republic 1/2 real (1781)

    • Coins; Money

    • The obverse of this coin depicts the profile of Carolus III and includes DEI GRATIA 1781. On the reverse side the margin inscription is "HISPAN ET IND R M H R" and the center features the coat of arms of Castile and León, surrounded by two...
    • Baby booties

    • Baby booties

    • Shoes; Clothing & dress; Crocheting

    • Designed using two crochet stitches, these off white baby booties have scalloped edges and white silk soles. One bootie has a silk ribbon threaded around the ankle portion.
    • Pick

    • Pick

    • Agricultural machinery & implements

    • This hand tool has a metal head with two pointed ends. Its wooden handle is approximately 2.5 feet long. Originally used as an agricultural tool, the pick is often used to break up hard surfaces.
    • Garment clasp

    • Garment clasp

    • Clothing & dress

    • Two silver chains with decorative oval medallions at each end are attached to a third medallion to form a closure for the neckline of a garment, such as a woman's chemise.
    • Trapunto quilt

    • Trapunto quilt

    • Bedspreads; Textiles; Quilts

    • The design of this white trapunto bedcovering includes an embossed floral and leaf design. Trapunto quilting is a technique that utilizes two layers of fabric and padding that results in a raised surface on the quilt top.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This Spanish horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined with a semi-circular iron mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Walnut dresser with mirror

    • Walnut dresser with mirror

    • Chests; Furniture; Mirrors

    • The dark walnut dresser includes a framed mirror with two small decorative shelves and a marble surface at its center. The Victorian piece has five drawers with carved wooden handles.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This nineteenth century horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined by the mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Lard press

    • Lard press

    • Machinery; Equipment; Home food processing

    • This elaborate example of a lard press includes a long board mounted on four legs, and an extension with a notch in the top that supports a handle that pivots on a peg. A plunger device is mounted on the handle, and when depressed it is inserted...
    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Sewing equipment & supplies

    • This black metal sewing machine is mounted on a dark brown wooden table with two small drawers on the lower left hand side. Black metal legs support the table, and the machine includes a black metal foot pedal.
    • Spencer repeating rifle

    • Spencer repeating rifle

    • Rifles; Firearms

    • This Spencer repeating rifle is a manually operated lever-action, repeating weapon with the inscription "Richards" on both sides of the gun. It has double barrels with two levers for the cocking trigger. It has a wooden ramrod under the barrels and...
    • Fireplace tongs

    • Fireplace tongs

    • Equipment

    • Constructed from two long parallel hinged handles that curve into opposing semi-circles near the ends, these tongs were used to handle hot wood and coals in a fireplace or fire.

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