|Description||Woman's leather side saddle with a floral pattern plush fabric seat. 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. 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.
|Format||Content Category: artifacts
|Measurements||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
|Dates||Use: Exactly 1861
|Holding Type||3D Objects|