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Four Bone-Handled Knives & Four Forks

Four Bone Handled knives and forks - Atlas Works. Forks have 3 tines. Four Knives.

ACC 1983.5

OBJ 1983.5.1; OBJ 1983.5.2; OBJ 1983.5.3; OBJ 1983.5.4; OBJ 1983.5.5; OBJ 1983.5.6; OBJ 1983.5.7; OBJ 1983.5.8

Fork 7 3/4” long - 3 tines

Estimated date: 18 century

Given in memory of Robert Bowden Shepard, Jr.

What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…