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Woman's leather side saddle with a floral pattern plush wool mohair fabric seat. The mohair appears to have been colored brown, green, black and red, and has areas of significant fading and color loss. The leather fenders on either side have a stippled pattern of impressed dots overall, with borders that have a 'wavy rope' pattern. The saddle has a single slipper stirrup for the left foot with a heart shape cut out of the tread, an upright pommel for hooking the right leg, a horn to secure the right knee, and a cloth girth cinch. Julia R. (Ingraham) Blake used the saddle. Julia married John Blake in 1858 and in 1861 brought the saddle with her when the couple moved from Massachusetts to Rochester, Minnesota. John Blake established a general merchandise store in Rochester and the couple lived there until 1882, when they moved to Minneapolis. No marking observed.
Content Category: artifacts
23 inches length (pommel to cantle)
14 inches width (seat)
17 1/2 inches width (left flap)
11 1/2 inches width (right flap)
3 1/2 inches length (stirrup iron, front to back)
3 1/2 inches width (stirrup iron, side to side)
Used by: Blake, Julia R.
Found at: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Used in: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States
Use: Exactly 1861
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6805.1 (Accession Number)