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Clay Pipe

Williamsburg copy of early white clay pipe used universally in the 18th cent. These pipes are found by archaeologists broken because they are so fragile, not because they were considered disposable.

Object number: 1976.23.5

Dimensions: 16 1/2” long

Estimated age: 20th century



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…

Maggie