Whittled wooden tatting shuttle. Four points and central hole. One point broken. Handwritten in ink on one side "Sam Houston made at a camp meeting... came home to dinner with [illegible] and gave this to her". Whittled by Sam Houston at a camp meeting after which he went home to dinner with Mrs. Washington Anderson and gave it to her. She gave it to Chloe Leigh Taliaferro. She gave it to Chloe Leigh Quebedeaux Mallet. She gave it to her sister Carol Quebedeaux Watts. She gave it to her daughter, Karen Watts, the donor.
L. 2.5 x W. 1.38 x D. 0.13 in (L. 6.4 x W. 3.5 x D. 0.32 cm)
Place of Origin
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from Mrs. Harmon Watts.
Caption / Inscription / Signature
"Sam Houston made at a camp meeting... came home to dinner with [illegible] and gave this to her"
Artisan or Artist
Houston, Samuel. ; Houston, Sam, General.
wood ; shuttles (textile machinery) ; whittling
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- biological material -- plant material -- wood (plant material) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- textile working equipment -- shuttles (textile tools) ; Activities Facet -- Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name) -- whittling
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- textile working tools and equipment -- textile manufacturing equipment -- shuttle -- shuttle, tatting
tools and equipment -- tatting shuttles
Process or Technique
Tools and Materials for artisans and artists
San Jacinto Museum of History Artifact Collection
Local Resource Number
San Jacinto Museum of History
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