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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Accessory, Doll

Accession number: 2016.28.1 a-b
Category: Toys
Object type: Snowshoes;Mi'kmaq
Date: 1908 – 1915
Materials: wood; string
Measurements: 10 cm L x 4 cm W x 0.3 cm ThickBoth a and b
Description: Pair of miniature snowshoes. Wooden frame. Yellow string across body of snowshoe. Decorative red string detail on edge is missing. Ends of snowshoes are cut diagonally.
History of Use: Used as a toy by David Freeman's mother, Elizabeth, when she was a child living at 2724 Windsor Street in Halifax. Used as accessories for her dolls. Mi'kmaq made to be sold at markets or door-to-door. May have been connected to a Mi'kmaq doll. Freeman's lived at house on Windsor Street until 1917 when their house was damaged by the Halifax Explosion.