People of the Waters - Fur Trade
OPM #:
1998.22.80
Object Name:
Comb
Description:
Copper/brass(?) comb fragment.
Comments:
What would you do without a comb or brush? We take it for granted that we have a way to keep our hair neat and untangled. Native people made combs from the tail bone of a porcupine, or carved them from bone. Combs were a popular trade item. They were made from flattened cow horn or metal.

This metal comb fragment was found at the site of the Robert Grignon Trading Post.
Site Name:
Robert Grignon Trading Post
Site#:
47-WN-137
Found:
Winnebago County, WI
Collector:
Kannenberg, Arthur P.
Material:
Metal
Culture/Period:
Fur Trade
Dimensions:
H-0.4 W-2.5 L-5.9 cm
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