You might be wondering what these two pieces are and why the Museum would collect them? These are two pieces of slag found by a local homeowner on his property that borders the original location of the Puget Sound and Alaska Powder Company Mill… Continue Reading “What’s in the Collection?”
Leather account book, The First National Bank of Everett, Washington
Pair of metal ice skates, ca. 1900.
Worked maroon leather women’s glove case, ca. 1890.
This unique and rare collapsible, metal, lidded cup was produced by the Great Northern Railway. Running from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, it was the northernmost transcontinental route in the United States. It was also the only privately funded, by James J. Hill,… Continue Reading “What’s in the Collection?”
Beautiful embroidered detail on ca. 1925 black silk gloves in the Museum’s collection.
This beautiful wooden polyphon disc music box and discs, dating from the late 1800s, was donated by one of the founders of the museum.
Diagonal twined and coiled Snake Dance wall hanging basket with butterfly iconography Rabbitbrush, sumac, natural dyes ca. 1900, North America The Hopi are a sovereign nation in Northeastern Arizona and have lived in the same area for thousands of years (and hold the record… Continue Reading “Artifact of the Week”
Handmade lacquered leather lidded box with crosshatch embroidered design. leather, cured hide, lacquer, natural dyes ca. 1800, North America Sometimes an object comes into the collection and we don’t have a lot of information on its provenance (history), maker, or even age. This unusual… Continue Reading “Artifact of the Week”
Twined bichrome lidded basket with deer iconography and banded geometric design, possibly by Ada Markishtum (b. 1888 – d. 1965), Makah Cedar bark, dyed bear grass ca. 1920, North America Interestingly, this basket was found in the collection with a tag attached identifying it… Continue Reading “Artifact of the Week”