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- A black ash splint woven basket, likely from Alderville First Nation or Mohawks of Quinte Bay, Tyendinaga, which was used for harvesting apples in Colborne. The basketweaver used wide and narrow splints to create a sturdy basket which was capable of holding a heavy load of apples. A leather strap, possibly once a part of a bridle, and a hook was attached around the handle for suspension while harvesting. The hook was made in the Wallace Rueben Scott's foundry.
- The basket is in a private collection.
See the publication - How Firm a Foundation: A History of the Township of Cramahe and the Village of Colborne in Cramahe's Digital Archives (3bk), pp.148-149 for a reference to the family and Chapter 15 for a history of the apple industry in Cramahe.
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Latitude: 44.00012 Longitude: -77.8828
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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- Copyright, public domain: Cramahe Township Public Library owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image.
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