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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Acacia Historical Arts International, Inc., American, founded 1989  Search this
Medium:
metal and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 36 1/4 × 11 × 1 15/16 in. (92 × 27.9 × 5 cm)
Type:
scythes
Date:
mid 19th-mid 20th century
Description:
A long-handled knife with a short, hooked blade, possibly used for cutting sugar cane. The blade has a notch on the top edge near the toe. The blade is attached to the pole-like wooden handle with a hafting collar with two (2) rings. Small wooden wedges have been inserted into the rings to secure the handle. The handle shaft is rounded and widens towards the bottom.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Labor  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Sugarcane  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.108.23.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5039d176c-3a31-4f79-816e-1c18578f5085
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.23.17