Clothespin

Title:
Clothespin
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 13 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Clothespin made from single piece of wood with hole pierced in square body and two legs with pointed ends.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: 
Z.70
Inscriptions: 
hand written: collector's label affixed to body: "2371 / Am."
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group