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Advertising Token from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Advertising Token from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1933-1934 CE
This advertising token was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail. One side of the token depicts a Union Pacific train with the words: UNION PACIFIC LUCKY PIECE. The reverse depicts the Alcoa logo with the words: A SAMPLE OF THE ALUMINUM IN THE NEW UNION PACIFIC TRAIN BUILT BY PULLMAN CAR & MFG. CORP. ALCOA ALUMINUM CO. OF AMERICA GREENDUCK CHI.


Hand Painted Coffee Cup from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Hand Painted Coffee Cup from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1900-1950
This whimsical hand painted coffee cup was from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The cup had been refit by the donor. It depicts a cat in a fedora or derby hat on one side and a liquor jug on the other side. Could this be a whimsical reference to cat nip? The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Horlick's Malted Milk Jar from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Horlick's Malted Milk Jar from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1920-1950
This malted milk jar was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Horlick's Malted Milk was meant to be served hot. It was manufactured by James and William Horlick at Racine, Wisconsin. The jar was manufactured by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Co., of Wheeling, West Virginia. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Jewelry Box from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Jewelry Box from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1840-1950
This ornate container, possibly a jewelry box, was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The box may be made of tin covered in gilt and once had a hinged lid. It is ornately decorated with flourishes and floral patterns and stands on four curved legs. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup Bottle from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup Bottle from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1849-1930
The patent medicine bottle shown here was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The medicine was made first by Mrs. Charlotte Winslow and marked by Curtis and Perkins, her sons-in-law. One of the ingredients in the soothing syrup was morphine, indeed providing the "soothing," but also drawing incriminations from the American Medical Association by 1911. It remained on the market for another 19 years. The donor painted the embossed lettering for emphasis. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Saddle Bag Flap from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Saddle Bag Flap from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1882-1950
The rest of the saddle bag may not have faired well, but its flap has survived with the saddler's mark still visible. The flap was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. As is noted in the center of the impressed star, the saddler was W. Musgrave of Montrose, Colorado. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Sad Irons from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Sad Irons from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1844-1930
Shown are two sad irons that were collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. Sad irons have been used since the Middle Ages and would have been held with some type of padding around the handle when hot. One of these irons still has a detachable wooden handle. The other iron handle was not detachable and has lost its wooden covering. The sad irons needed to be kept clean and rust-free, unlike these examples. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Trade Pipe Fragments from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Trade Pipe Fragments from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1850-1910
These pipe fragments were collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The pipe fragments are all made of white clay, sometimes called pipe or kaolin clay. Shown are one bit (the mouth bite zone) fragment, one shank/bowl fragment, and 10 stem fragments. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


Trade Pipe from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372

Trade Pipe from the Plowboy Site, 14SH372
Date: 1890-1910
This complete pipe was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee county and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The style of this pipe is called a short churchwarden and it is made of white clay, sometimes called pipe or kaolin clay. It is decorated with a series of vertical bands on the front of the bowl and "GERMANY" on the stem. The pipe has never been smoked. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail.


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