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John S. Rhodes donated this primitively carved wooden violin case to the museum in 1915. Rhodes operated a "curiosity shop" in Topeka, Kansas. He claimed the case was carved from a cedar log around 1830 and used by a fur trapper or explorer traveling in the Rocky Mountains.

Date: between 1800 and 1900

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Item Number: 221687
KSHS Identifier: 1915.56.0

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