Leather bridle created by William Sugg

Created by
Sugg, William, American, 1828 - 1889
Medium
leather with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10 3/4 × 13 5/8 × 21 1/2 in. (27.3 × 34.6 × 54.6 cm)
Type
bridles
Place used
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1850s
Description
A leather horse bridle. The leather is dark brown and has metal fasteners throughout. The bridle contains a nose band, two cheek pieces, brown band, and headpiece. There is also an eye patch connected to the side of the headpiece/throat lash leather. Most of the leather pieces are connected with metal circles, in which the leather is wrapped around and fastened, making the bridle capable of movement. The noseband has a metal buckle and holes in the leather making it adjustable.
Topic
African American
American West
Business
Families
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gerald & Ruth Howard
Object number
2015.44.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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