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    • Projectile point 64

    • Projectile point 64

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

    • Very dark brown w/ a long triangular shaped blade w/ recurved edges. Shoulders flair outward w/ a slight downward slope. Stem has one straight edge, the other is chipped. Base would be convex on corner is chipped.
    • 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;...
    • White pillowcases

    • White pillowcases

    • Pillows; Textiles

    • Two white pillowcases with lace trim are embroidered with purple letters and green triangles. Designed for a couple, one case is embroidered MRS and the other MR.
    • Projectile point 69

    • Projectile point 69

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

    • Triangular shaped blade w/ convex edges. One shoulder sweeps upward. The other is squared. Stem is contracted. Gray in color.
    • 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...
    • China doll

    • China doll

    • Dolls; Toys

    • This small porcelain china doll has brown hair, and is primitively dressed in purple and white fabric. The skin of the doll is pale with painted lips, eyes and other features. The doll has been damaged and repaired.
    • Saloon token

    • Saloon token

    • Scrip

    • This saloon token is from the Old Stone Fort Saloon in Nacogdoches, Texas. One side of the token is marked "Good For One Drink" and the other side "Old Stone Fort, Richard Cole, Propr., Nacogdoches, Tex." Tokens have no monetary value and are used...
    • Pie safe

    • Pie safe

    • Furniture; Cupboards

    • This pie safe is a raised cabinet with four legs. Two doors with punched tin inserts conceal shelves used to store baked goods and other foods. The pie safe has a drawer and is topped with an arched cornice.
    • 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...
    • Fluting iron

    • Fluting iron

    • Irons (Pressing); Equipment

    • This is a rocking style metal fluting iron with two parts. The top part, with a handle, is embossed with a horseshoe and the words "Good Luck." The rectangular base has ridges that correspond to those in the top piece. After heating the base of...
    • Counterbalance loom

    • Counterbalance loom

    • Looms; Weaving; Textiles

    • This handmade wooden counterbalance loom has four harnesses and is assembled with wooden pegs. When any two of its harnesses are raised, two other harnesses are lowered. It is the most common type of loom and was used weave yarn into cloth with a...
    • Purse 3

    • Purse 3

    • Purses; Handbags; Crocheting

    • This dark brown crocheted "miser" purse is decorated with steel beads, fringe, and tassels. It is long and narrow with small pouches at either end, one ending in a rounded shape and the other a squared shape. A narrower slit section in the center...
    • Dresser set

    • Dresser set

    • Combs; Mirrors; Grooming

    • The three piece ivory colored vanity set includes a mirror, brush and comb. The damaged oval mirror has a beveled edge, and the reverse side is marked "1975 W" along with other black markings and a stamped design in the shape of a semicircle. The...
    • Shoe hook

    • Shoe hook

    • Shoes; Equipment

    • The silver shoe hook has a decorative scroll and leaf design on one side and is inscribed "Sterling Pat. Oct. 94." on the other. The tool ends in a narrow hook used to lace shoestrings.
    • 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.
    • Scythe

    • Scythe

    • Agricultural machinery & implements; Scythes

    • The long, curved wooden handle with two handgrips is attached to a metal blade. The curved blade has a sharp edge on one side and a grooved edge on the other, forming a hook.
    • Glass bottle

    • Glass bottle

    • Bottles; Glassware

    • The cobalt blue glass holy water bottle features religious designs. One side depicts two angels kneeling before a candle, and the other side shows the Madonna and the words "Ntra. Sra. De Guadalupe.'' Holy water, in Christian churches, is water...

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