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    • Leather saddle bags

    • Leather saddle bags

    • Saddles; Leather goods; Bags

    • The tooled leather saddlebags have oval stitching on the front of each bag, and are connected by a flat strip of leather. The bags each feature metal-lined compartments and box-like openings at the base.
    • Hand cards

    • Hand cards

    • Cotton industry; Textiles

    • This pair of wooden hand cards were used to brush clumps of cotton fiber into uniform strands by pulling the two cards against each other. Each rectangular card has a handle and metal teeth that separate, straighten, and align fibers. The cards...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses; Leather goods

    • Light brown wooden eyeglass frames are painted light brown and joined by a thin metal arched wire. Serations are cut into the each side of the nose piece. The glasses can be stored in the accompanying tooled leather case.
    • Stockings 2

    • Stockings 2

    • Hosiery; Clothing & dress

    • The heavy gauge white cotton stockings are knee high and reinforced at the heel and toe. Each stocking has a narrow band around the top.
    • Stockings 1

    • Stockings 1

    • Hosiery; Clothing & dress

    • These stockings are made of finely woven white cotton with narrow hems at the top and seams at the back of each.
    • 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.
    • Victorian parlor table

    • Victorian parlor table

    • Tables; Furniture

    • The rectangular wooden table with a small circular lower shelf is adorned with decorative trim including drop finials at each corner. The four out-swept legs end with round disk shapes and have carved detailing.
    • Black feathers

    • Black feathers

    • Feathers

    • These long black feathers are gathered at the base with three short feathers and peach colored thread. The tall hair-like feathers each end in a tulip shaped plume. Also attached to the base is a cream colored tag. The feathers could be used as a...
    • 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.
    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Equipment; Weaving

    • The wooden shuttle is comprised of two long pieces of wood that are tapered at each end. They are connected by dowels so they remain approximately two inches apart. The shuttle was used to hold yarn or rag strips for rug weaving.
    • Steelyard balance

    • Steelyard balance

    • Scales; Weights & measures

    • The steelyard balance has unequal arms and is used to weigh items. The item to be weighed is hung from the shorter arm, and a counterweight slides along the longer arm until the scale is balanced. The position of the counterweight on the longer arm...
    • 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...
    • Brass kettle

    • Brass kettle

    • Kettles; Pots & pans; Brasswork

    • This brass preserving kettle is believed to be about 150 years old. The wire handle is attached with two copper screws at each side. Kettles such as this were used in the process of preserving fruit by cooking the fruit with sugar.
    • Projectile point 54

    • Projectile point 54

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

    • Point is yellow/brown in color and has a triangular shaped blade. One shoulder slopes upward and the other is squared off. The stem sides are parallel to each other and the base is convex. The edges of the blade are straight.
    • Projectile point 58

    • Projectile point 58

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

    • Point is yellow and has a slender triangular shaped blade. The shoulders are barbed slightly and sweep upward. The stems sides are parallel to each other and the base is straight.
    • Barbed wire - Scutt arrow plate

    • Barbed wire - Scutt arrow plate

    • Barbed wire

    • Scutt arrowplate barbed wire consists of two twisted-strand wires with four point sheet metal arrow plate barbs. Each barb is split and shaped like an arrowhead. Scutt arrowplate barbed wire has patent 20500, issued June 18, 1878, by Hiram B....

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