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Leather , 19th century
41.3 cm x 21 cm x 24 cm
From the John A. Andrew artifact collection
This whip, once used on slaves, is a paddle consisting of a broad strap of .4 cm thick leather, pierced at 10 points and having a split end; affixed with nails to turned wood handle. The strap is reinforced with fine twine wound around leather over handle and secured by a brad.