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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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21.
Grub ax
Grub ax A multipurpose ax that was used for digging, clearing and breaking ground. According to Mrs. Gold, it was used in Mount Pleasant before saws and machines were available to clear land to plant crops. The long side was used for hewing trees or bushes and the short side for cutting tree roots.
22.
Oil painting
Oil painting Untitled oil painting depicting a sailing vessel led by a tugboat. A buoy appears in the forefront and a city is visible in the background. Back of framed image reads "To our Friends The Sanfords; Xmas 1927; Elise and Teddy Harleston."
23.
Portrait of Thomas Miller
Portrait of Thomas Miller Framed oil portrait of Thomas Miller, African American lawyer, politician, and educator who was a South Carolina legislator, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and first President of South Carolina State College (formerly the Colored Normal Industrial Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina).
24.
The Shrimp Man
The Shrimp Man Framed oil painting, "Shrimp Vendor," depicting an African American man with a tray of shrimp walking by a house with iron fence and balcony, typical of Charleston homes.
25.
Cast iron kettle
Cast iron kettle Cast iron kettle with wire handle. Lid is imprinted "ROME GA SO -CO - OP F'DY - CO" (Southern Cooperative Foundry Company; Rome, Georgia).
26.
All-purpose sweetgrass basket
All-purpose sweetgrass basket Circular all-purpose sweetgrass basket with decorative sides; contains alternating rows of pine needle and sweetgrass accented with pine knots; sewn with palmetto leaf; distinctive style is known as the "elephant ear" design.
27.
Sweetgrass rice fanner with wrapped edge
Sweetgrass rice fanner with wrapped edge Circular basket made of sweetgrass and bulrush, sewn with palmetto leaves; traditional fanner basket used for separating rice with little decoration.
28.
Sweetgrass basket with handles
Sweetgrass basket with handles Coiled sweetgrass basket with two handles. Made with sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
29.
Traditional oval sweetgrass basket
Traditional oval sweetgrass basket Coiled oval basket with twisted rim made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
30.
Sweetgrass bread basket
Sweetgrass bread basket Traditional bread basket made predominantly of sweetgrass with accents of bulrush and pine needle; sewn with palmetto leaf.
31.
Decorative sweetgrass wall pocket
Decorative sweetgrass wall pocket Coiled decorative sweetgrass wall pocket hanging shaped like a fish with fins and a tail; oval basket attaches to center section. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle sewn with palmetto leaf.
32.
Sweetgrass glass server
Sweetgrass glass server Glass server with handles and eight sections for glasses. The center section is open; bottom of tray has open star configuration. Made of sweetgrass and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. Also called a "ring tray."
33.
Sweetgrass magazine tray
Sweetgrass magazine tray Sweetgrass magazine tray with cross handle. Tray is made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needles sewn with palmetto leaf. Tray is accented with pine knot decorations.
34.
Left-handed sweetgrass fruit basket
Left-handed sweetgrass fruit basket Coiled, oblong fruit basket with cross handle made of sweetgrass, bulrush, and pine needle, sewn with palmetto leaf. This basket was created by a left-handed artist, visually evident by the slant of the palmetto leaf wraps. The wraps in a right-handed basket typically slant to the left, while the wraps in this basket slant to the right.
35.
Currency
Currency Five dollar bill issued by the Farmers & Exchange Bank of Charleston and dated September 28, 1853. Bill depicts an African American tending to a wagon pulled by oxen. Engraved by Toppan, Carpenter, Kasilear & Company, Philadelphia and New York.
36.
Slave badge
Slave badge Pewter slave badge produced for a servant in Charleston, S.C. It was common to counterfeit badges to avoid paying taxes, and this particular one was not issued by the city, but created in the stamped year. The face is stamped "Charleston 1862 Servant #4." Back side contains no markings.
37.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston No. 136 Mechanic 1833."
38.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1840 Servant 1869." 1840 is the year produced and 1869 signifies that it was the 1,869th "servant" badge sold that year.
39.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape. Face is stamped "Charleston 1847 Servant 1004."
40.
Slave badge
Slave badge Copper slave badge, square in shape, reading "Charleston 1845 Servant 1165."