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Object Name Tray, Bread
Catalog Number 0985.13.00352
Description This is a bread tray made of wooden poplar block and carved to a shallow dough form. It has a one-eighth hole punched into each end. It is dusty, the upper edges are knicked, and there are stress fissures on each hand.
Material wood
Dimensions H-2 W-5 L-9.25 inches
Owned Martha Booton (Mattie); unidentified slave
Made slave (unknown)
Provenance "Small wooden tray made by a slave which belonged to John K. Booton and it was given to Miss Mattie Booton when she was a child."

"A play tray made by the husband of ("Aunt Lydia") a colored servant owned by Grandpa (Eld. John K. Booton) about 1862, and given to Mrs. Mattie Grayson, then Mattie Booton when a child."
People Booton, Martha (Mattie)
Grayson, Martha (Mattie) [Mrs. B. F.]
Booton, John Kaylor
unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
toys
children
girls
Food preparation