Sweet Grass Basket With Lid
Sweet Grass Basket With Lid
Sweet Grass Basket With Lid
Sweet Grass Basket With Lid
Sweet Grass Basket With Lid


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Native American - Woodland
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Native American ➔ Sweet Grass Basket With Lid

Identifier:
203698
Description:
Undecorated, round, lidded sweet grass basket, woven.
Sweet grass basket with splint bottom. Probably Woodland Indians. 
Date:
1901 – 1992
Dimensions:
1.5" h 3.25" w 3.25" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Herrick, Ruth
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Estate of Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.