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This sad iron, also called a flat iron or smoothing iron, was recovered during the excavations of the 2007 Kansas Archeology Training Program at the Thomas Johnson/Henry Williams Dugout Site. This domestic site was related to the settlement of Nicodemus, Kansas, an all black community in western Kansas. Sad irons have been in use since the Middle Ages and would have been held with some type of padding around the handle when hot. They needed to be kept clean and rust-free, unlike this example.

Date: 1877-1910

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Item Number: 442153
Call Number: 14GH102-565-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442153

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