Object 17: Erect Ceramic Bird

  Reference: Object 17 Size: Roll of Lifesavers Recorded: January, 2013 Found: Houston, TX Status: Known Material: Ceramic, Clay This cute little thing is indeed a bird, but it’s a very distressed bird and if you know it’s purpose, you also know why. Though other devices that served this purpose have been around for well over 100 years, this particular species […]

Object 16: Brass Screened Object

  Reference: Object 16 Size: Football Recorded: July, 2012 Found: House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI Status: Known Material: Brass This object may have been used, or may have been just a sample. You’ve seen similar things before, though they were probably much larger – and you may have only seen them on TV. It is an “old” style of […]

Object 15: One-Legged Figures

  Reference: Object 15 Size: Vegetable Oil Bottle Recorded: September, 2012 Found: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT Status: Known Material: Wood Manufacturer: Individual Craftsman, probably from Pennsylvania These well-used objects are now trapped in a case, but at one time they were free to explore any corner of the room. Despite having only one leg, they are quite stable and will stand forever […]

Object 14: Snake Skin Object

  Reference: Object 14 Size: Cricket Bat Recorded: January, 2013 Found: Field Museum, Chicago, IL Status: Known Material: Snake Skin, Steel Manufacturer: Bamum People This object is made primarily of snake skin. What kind of snake, we cannot say other than to note that it was a BIG snake. It’s possibly 200 years old, but objects of this type have been made […]

Object 1: Plastic Pyramid

Reference: Object 1 Size: Fit in hand Recorded: September 18, 2012 Found: At home Status: Identified