4 Wampum Beads

GUSN

GUSN-2213

Description

Four small circular white button-sized discs drilled at center with hole, tied together with red satin ribbon to card with inscription.

Details

Descriptive Terms

trade beads
beads (pierced objects)
carving (processes)
shell (animal material)
shell (animal material)
Shell
Carved
BEAD

Inscription

In script, in ink, on both sides of paper tag: ""Beemerville 2-18 1901 / Genuine Wampum Indian / Beads Presented by Ralph Space [or Spale?]. over / Their [sic] were three kinds of beads / white blue and black the Indians / used for money the white was the least value / Sussex NJ"".

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.214