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    Elizabeth Bacon Custer's China Gravy Boat and Ladle. This serving set was part of Libby's and Autie's table at Fort Abraham Lincoln, used for dining and entertaining. According to a note of provenance, the widow Elizabeth Custer gave a set of china to Elizabeth Kidd, "a nurse in Fort McKeen, in approximately 1876" in gratitude for her help in delivering a neighbor's baby. "This is the one remaining piece." Elizabeth Kidd was obviously an old-timer at the post. Fort McKeen was renamed Fort Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1872. The china is featured in Swanson, G. A. Custer: His Life and Times, p. 74. The china is chipped at one end and the lid was broken and repaired long ago.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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