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Pipestone letter opener with fish motif
1575, left
1575, right

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Description A pipestone letter opener, possibly Dakota, with handle carved in a fish form with decorative borders and designs down center of blade, circa the mid- to late 19th century.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 1/4 inches length (repaired)
1 1/8 inches width
7/16 inches depth
Nomenclature Letter opener
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Indian. Art
Office Equipment & Supplies. Desk Accessories. Letter Openers & Scissors
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1575

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