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Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.

Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping. Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping. Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping. Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping. Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping. Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
Antique Child's Hand Muff - Rare! Belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party. A must-Have For The History Lover! Free Shipping.
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This is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind child's hand muff. The story behind it is quite fascinating.

The hand muff supposedly belonged to Mary Martha Donner of the Donner Party.

Here's The Story . . .

My great grandmother bought the muff at an antique store as a young teenager while on trip to California in 1915. The store owner told her the muff belong to Mary Martha Donner during her childhood and traveled West, through the Sierra Nevada. The store owner also said the muff seemed to be blessed and good things happen to those who possess it.

After my great grandmother purchased the muff and returned home, she put it in a chest where it remained for over 100 years.

During the Winter of 1846/47 when the Donner Party was stranded, fur muffs were popular and practical. A century prior, silk hand muffs were more popular, and around 1860, fur muffs started losing popularity (regaining it at the turn of the 20th Century). So this muff falls into the 1840s time period. I'm not certain of the manufacturing style, but it does look authentic. I can say it's at the very least over100 years old, but I can't say for certain that it belonged to Mary Donner in the 1840s. Though that's its unofficial history!

Since it's in such good shape, I personally believe it could have been gifted to Mary after she safely reached California to represent her survival during a time and place that was nearly impossible.

Specifics ~

This is a small muff, approximately six inches. It's a child's muff. It's a rare beautiful brown, looks like rabbit fur. It has a raggedy handle and some fur missing from a small section on the back. Please examine pictures carefully. This muff is in great condition for its age.

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Note ~ I do not condone wearing fur but we cannot hold our ancestors to modern standards. I am selling this is a historical item.


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