Friday, April 1, 2011

Guess the Artifact: And the object is...

The answer to Monday's Guess the Artifact quiz is....

This is known as a “blackjack” and dates back to 1860. It is a small, easily-concealable club made of a leather-wrapped lead weight, attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil spring. Joseph Moore would have used a blackjack like this one to protect himself while walking home from a long night of working at the pub.

Make sure to look for the blackjack while touring the Moore’s family apartment!

Congratulations to those of you who guessed correctly!

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