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Carved cribbage board (part a) with four pegs (parts b-e). The board is carved with a row of animal figures and animal heads along the top. At one end is a full bear-like figure, facing outward; then three bear(?) heads, one facing the rump of the bear, the other two facing each other, muzzle to muzzle; then a full seal lying on its stomach; then a full walrus carved on its back, at the other end. All the animals have black inlaid baleen eyes, and each one has a red mouth; the walrus also has black inlaid dots representing whiskers. The board has 60 holes - each set of ten, in two columns of five, is outlined in black. The board has been broken into several pieces and reglued. The pegs are very long and taper at one end. The small rectangular wooden box (part f) is unlined, and has a small clasp at front, centre.


The donor's grandfather, Charles Beddis, purchased the board in Alaska, possibly in/hear Skagway. He was in the Yukon for the gold rush in 1898, and then in Alaska c. 1899. The board was said to have been accidently broken on his return journey to southern BC. The box was made by Beddis, who was a carpenter, to hold the board.

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