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Cooking Utensils
late 1700s

Life after the Revolution
These utensils might have been used by a poor African American or Anglo American family in the decades following the American Revolution. A wooden-splint broom is shown with essential cooking and eating utensils--a three-legged, cast-iron cooking pot, a gourd-dipper made from the ripe fruit of the bottle-gourd, a worn pewter dish and iron spoon, and two wrought-iron pothooks used for hanging pots over the fire.

Notes
Pot, 10-1/2" high and 10" in diameter
Spoon, 9-5/16" long
Gourd dipper, 10-5/8" long, 4" high, 5" bowl diameter
Broom, 46" long and 12" wide
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