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Photo 5: Artifacts from the Summer and Winter Kitchens.

[Photo 5: Artifacts from the Summer and Winter Kitchens.] with link to larger version of photo.
(Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site)

Artifacts found by archeologists during an excavation of White Haven’s summer kitchen include a toothbrush and bone hair brush. Artifacts found in the winter kitchen include the clay tobacco pipe bowl, thimble, and brass chain.

Questions for Photo 5

1) Look at Photo 5 and find each of the items named in the caption. Who do you think owned these items? Why?

2) What do these items tell us about the lives of slaves at White Haven? What kinds of activities are they each associated with?

3) How do you think an enslaved person at White Haven could have obtained items like the ones shown in Photo 5? Why do you think so?

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