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Snapping Turtle Drum

Apache Leggings

Rattlesnake Effigy Pipe

Native American Ceremonial Drum

Pueblo Ceremonial Drum

Native American Dolls

Birch Bark Miniature Canoe

Native American Ladle

Nesting Boxes

 

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Patriotic Indian Club

Framed Box Lid with Patriotic Painting

Uncle Sam Whirligig

Indian Clubs

Patriotic Book Ends

Carved Eagle

Statue of Liberty Carving

Patriotic Photo Frame

Patriotic Keepsake Box

Patriotic Eagle Plaque

Patriotic Bobbins

Bonbonniere

Small Patriotic Eagle Carving

Patriotic Powder Horn

 

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Black Forest Fox Head Carving

Black Forest Bear

Black Forest Rabbit Heads

Small Black Forest Dog

Black Forest Red Stag

Black Forest Watch Holder

Black Forest Roe Buck Head

 
 
From time immemorial, various outdoor workers, such as sailors and loggers, have made items in their spare time out of necessity, or simply to pass the time. Sometimes the items were utilitarian and associated with the activities involved (e.g. tools and equipment, fishing and hunting accessories, storage containers, etc.) and other times they were made for amusement or as gifts for sweethearts and children back home. This category is devoted to some of these items.
 

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Sailor's Ropework Basket

Painted Lobster Claws

Sailor Made Wall Sconces

Purse Style Sewing Case

 

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Hand Forged Hatchet

Spruce Gum Box

Mosaic Twig Box

 

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Hand Painted Miniature Paddle

Crooked knives were first designed and used by Native Americans for carving various items, including bows and canoe paddles. They were used as "one handed draw-shaves", the user reaching out and pulling them back toward him or her. Later, woodsmen in the north woods and sailors, who had witnessed them in use, made and used them for carving. They were cut from a crook in a hardwood branch, with the larger section serving as the portion the thumb was placed against. Some had plain handles, and others had finely carved hearts, figures, dates, names and inscriptions. Most had blades made from old files that were hammered flat on one side and sharpened, while others used old straight razor blades. The blades were secured in a split in the distal end of the smaller section with a peg. That end was then wrapped with piano wire, rawhide or sailor's linen twine to bind it tight.

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Penobscot Crooked Knife

Shoehorn Crooked Knife

Female Torso Crooked Knife

Clenched Hand Crooked Knife

These items also probably originated with Native Americans in what is now the northern US and Canada, although they were later made and used by trappers and woodsmen, who often called them "belt cups", since they were often tied or otherwise secured to the user's belt. The waters in the early days were mostly potable and the user would simply dip the cup in the lake, stream or spring to get a drink. Usually the bowl end of the cup was fashioned from a small burl and the handle from the adjoining branch. Some of the earliest cups were quite plain, although as time went on, intricate carvings, berry stains and paint were employed to create decorations.

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Canoe Cup

Algonquin Canoe Cup

Maine Canoe Cup

 

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Turtle Friction Toy

Small Box With A Frog

Cow Pull Toy

Frog Squeak Toy

Pig Squeak Toy

Dog Pull Toy

Dappled Horse Carving

 

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Pennsylvania Blanket Chest

Miniature Settle Bench

Document Box With Fish

Large Rustic Planter

Pennsylvania Decorated Box

Pennsylvania Wall Box

Country Hepplewhite Apothecary Chest

Cabinet with Reticulated Doors

 

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Pair of Songbirds

Dove Carving

Songbird on a Wall Mount

Woodpecker

Early Singing Bird Carving

Female Cardinal

Hand Painted Blue Jay

Chickadees Carving

 

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Small Winged Cherub

 

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Skirt Lifter

Nantucket Purse

Beaver Tobacco Chopper

Liverpool Fraternal Axe

Donkey Cigarette Dispenser

Chalkware Calf

Elephant Cigarette Dispenser

Small Motor Launch Steering Wheel

Clothiers and Hatters Sign

Miniature Birch Bark Canoe

Masonic Apron

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