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Rocking chair made of longhorn horns. Wooden rockers. Seat and narrow back upholstered in brown and white cowhide. Made by Charles A. (1873-1975) and Nancy Ellen "Ella" (1875-1979) Caswell shortly after their 1898 marriage Used in the couple's home in Wetmore and then brought with them when they moved to Topeka around 1930. Charles first became interested in horn furniture after seeing a chair in an old wagon in 1895. He took a job helping dehorn cattle in Wetmore to be able to acquire horns, and made his first piece in 1896. Charles and Nancy (nee Short) both came to Wetmore with their families at a young age, he from Illinois and she from Iowa.

Date: between 1898 and 1900

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Item Number: 350866
KSHS Identifier: 1975.75.2

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