Monday, November 11, 2013

A Mystery Artifact with a Personal Twist

This week's mystery artifact was suggested by our registrar, Tom Meachum.  Tom registers and catalogues all of our artifacts and archives, maintaining the database so that we can easily locate the artifacts in storage that we'd like to display!  This was his pick for this week:

The item is a bamboo cane twisted and secured to make a hoop.  The hoop portion is more than a foot across (see the ruler in the photo below for scale), and the handle is about three feet long.  As you can (sort of) see in the photo below, there is a twist of wire right at the top of the hoop (there is a similar twist where the hoop meets the handle portion of the stick):

Tom suggested this, in part, because it has personal significance for him.  You will hear more of his story in our post as we reveal what this artifact is, so for now take your best guess on Facebook or in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I knew what it was and was reading for research. I am writing a true-life novel about childhood in the 1930s in southwest Minnesota. It is based on my mother' childhood. My mother has one of these from her father. I don't want to give a spoiler to people just reading this post. So I will say no more.