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Object Name Sledgehammer
Catalog Number 1989.19.11
Material(s) Iron; wood
Dimensions H-3 W-6 D-34.5 inches
Description This is a metal sledgehammer with a wooden handle.
Notes Collected by former staff at Eastern State Hospital for a planned museum, 1956-69. Eastern was opened in 1824 as the state "Lunatic Asylum." The collection documented the lives of patients as sick persons and as wards of the state forced to earn their keep.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Tools
Farming
Farm equipment
Asylums
Hospitals
Psychiatric hospitals
Lunatic asylums
Search Terms Eastern State Hospital
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS