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1 Who Wants to Be a… Historian Extraordinaire?

2 Teams will be presented with a mystery object. The purpose is to answer questions about this object. There are often clues to help you. Clues are hints in the form of sources. Please explain your reasoning and work together! Captains will write your teams answer and reasoning Audience: no calling out the answer please, but we do need your help with sound effects. The Rules

3 ILL TAKE A PERFECT PAIR

4 Ill CONSULT A CURATOR

5 MAY I PHONE A FRIEND?

6 Lets Play! Audiences cue to make a dramatic noise before the answer is revealed.

7 And the Object is…

8 Wood Steel Plastic Silver Question 1: From what is this object made? Object: Clue not available

9 Wood Steel Plastic Silver Question 1: From what is this object made? Object :

10 1690s 1890s 1750s 1950s Question 2: When might this object have been used? Object: Consult a Curator

11 Object: Clue: Women had little use for fancy shoes during their early years on the prairie. Shoes were expensive and were saved for special occasions. Question 2: Consult A Curator

12 Question 2: When might this object have been used? Object : Clue: Women had little use for fancy shoes during their early years on the prairie. Shoes were expensive and were saved for special occasions. 1690s 1890s 1750s 1950s

13 Object: Clue: Women had little use for fancy shoes during their early years on the prairie. Shoes were expensive and were saved for special occasions. 1690s 1750s 1950s Question 2: When might this object have been used? 1890s

14 While dressing While cooking While eating While cleaning Question 3: When was a person most likely to use this object? Object: Phone a Friend

15 Object : Question 3 Phone A Friend Mrs. Erret Hicks Canyon City, Oregon (born May 9, 1873) Written on March 29, 1939 Clothes were not such a problem. About all we needed was something to keep us warm. I wore cotton stockings or wool ones, high, buttoned shoes, calico dresses, and long, heavy, woolen underwear, topped by several petticoats. I don't see how these young girls get by today with -- Te-he, -- a dress and a slip. Source: American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers Project Library of Congress American Memory Project

16 Question 3: Where was a person most likely to use this object? Object: Clue: Clothes were not such a problem. About all we needed was something to keep us warm. I wore cotton stockings or wool ones, high, buttoned shoes, calico dresses, and long, heavy, woolen underwear, topped by several petticoats. I don't see how these young girls get by today with -- Te-he, -- a dress and a slip. While dressing While cooking While eating While cleaning

17 Question 3: Where was a person most likely to use this object? Object: Clue: Clothes were not such a problem. About all we needed was something to keep us warm. I wore cotton stockings or wool ones, high, buttoned shoes, calico dresses, and long, heavy, woolen underwear, topped by several petticoats. I don't see how these young girls get by today with -- Te-he, -- a dress and a slip. While cooking While eating While cleaning While dressing

18 Cleaning shoes Fixing dresses Buttoning shoes Working leather Question 4: What is the purpose of this object? Object: Perfect Pair

19 Object: Source: Montgomery Ward catalog reprint, 1895 Question 4: Perfect Pair

20 Clue: Fixing Dresses Cleaning Shoes Working Leather Buttoning Shoes Object: Question 4: What is the purpose of this object?

21 Clue: Fixing Dresses Cleaning Shoes Working Leather Buttoning Shoes Object: Question 4: What is the purpose of this object?

22 And the Object is…

23 Petrified Wood Steel Stone Silver Question 1: From what is this object made? Object:

24 Petrified Wood Steel Stone Silver Question 1: From what is this object made? Object:

25 Entertainment Practical Ornamental All of the Above Question 2: What value would this object have likely had to its owner? Object:

26 Question 2: Consult A Curator Clue: Damage to an object is not always a result of age. It can also point to an objects use.

27 Question 2: What value would this object have likely had to its owner? Object : Entertainment Practical Ornamental All of the Above Clue: Damage to an object is not always a result of age. It can also point to an objects use.

28 Question 2: What value would this object have likely had to its owner? Object : Entertainment Practical Ornamental All of the Above Clue: Damage to an object is not always a result of age. It can also point to an objects use.

29 Clean Animals for Cooking Creating Sparks to Start a Fire Transporting Fire From an Existing One Wear as a Bracelet Question 3: What was the specific purpose of this object? Object:

30 Question 3: Perfect Pair

31 Clue: Creating Sparks to Start a Fire Clean Animals for Cooking Wear as a Bracelet Transporting Fire From an Existing One Object: Question 3: What was the specific purpose of this object?

32 Clue: Creating Sparks to Start a Fire Clean Animals for Cooking Wear as a Bracelet Transporting Fire From an Existing One Object: Question 3: What was the specific purpose of this object?

33 Traveler Family Soldier All of the Above Question 4: What type of person might have used this object? Object:

34 Question 4 Phone A Friend Alice Morse Earle 1899 For many years the methods of striking a light were very primitive, just as they were in Europe; many families possessed no adequate means, or very imperfect ones. If by ill fortune the fire in the fireplace became wholly extinguished through carelessness at night, someone, usually a small boy, was sent to the house of the nearest neighbor, bearing a shovel or covered pan, or perhaps a broad strip of green bark, on which to bring back coals for relighting the fire. Nearly all families had some form of a flint and steel,a method of obtaining fire which has been used from time immemorial… Source: Home Life in Colonial Days: Illustrated by Photographs by the Author of Real Things, Works and Happenings of Olden Times. New York: MacMillan & Company, (Complete text available online via Google Books)

35 Question 4: What type of person might have used this object? Object: Clue: For many years the methods of striking a light were very primitive, just as they were in Europe; many families possessed no adequate means, or very imperfect ones. If by ill fortune the fire in the fireplace became wholly extinguished through carelessness at night, someone, usually a small boy, was sent to the house of the nearest neighbor, bearing a shovel or covered pan, or perhaps a broad strip of green bark, on which to bring back coals for relighting the fire. Nearly all families had some form of a flint and steel,a method of obtaining fire which has been used from time immemorial… Traveler Family Soldier All of the Above

36 Question 4: What type of person might have used this object? Object: Clue: For many years the methods of striking a light were very primitive, just as they were in Europe; many families possessed no adequate means, or very imperfect ones. If by ill fortune the fire in the fireplace became wholly extinguished through carelessness at night, someone, usually a small boy, was sent to the house of the nearest neighbor, bearing a shovel or covered pan, or perhaps a broad strip of green bark, on which to bring back coals for relighting the fire. Nearly all families had some form of a flint and steel,a method of obtaining fire which has been used from time immemorial… Traveler Family Soldier All of the Above


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