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Slavery Artifacts: Metal Folding Cup

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Slavery Artifacts: Metal Folding Cup

Description

A note from his grandaunt accompanies the folding cup brought in by Mr. Taylor. This is his great-grandmother’s folding cup that she used in the field while enslaved in Mississippi. This artifact would have been essential to his great-grandmother, who would not have been allowed to share the same utensils as her slavemaster, and needed to drink while at work in the fields all day.

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Source

Warren Taylor, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Date

1850 circa

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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object

Type

image

Coverage

United States (Mississippi)