This collection of miscellaneous items associated with examples of archeological objects detailing some of the leisure time activities enjoyed by company gentlemen, clerks, voyageurs, and Native Peoples while at the fur trade depot.
Cast brass jew’s harp frame measuring 6.0 cm long and 2.8 cm wide. This musical instrument resonates when a flexible metal tongue between the two arms is vibrated in conjunction with breathing through the mouth. Like most examples of jew’s harps recovered during archeological excavations, this one here is missing the metallic tongue.
Fine ceramics such as the example here illustrates the conspicuous consumption of the gentlemen of North West Company when in the wilderness. These pieces of lead glaze Pearlware are Chinese porcelain bowl fragments with a hand painted cobalt blue scroll and floral motif.