On the Fringes of the Prairie, 1800-1850
Objects Cradle, 1800-1840
Chair [12k]

This simple boxlike cradle was brought to Illinois from Massachusettes and is typical of the earliest Yankee cradles. The arched wooden hood provided additional warmth in drafty or poorly heated homes where the cradle was often placed near the hearth.

Probably made in Billerica, MA
Gift of Mrs. Rex Campbell, Springfield, IL (745090)

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