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  • Date 1874
  • Place of Origin U.S.
  • Creator Knut O. Sletto

Two wooden spoons with handles that are carved primitive figures. Decorative chains extend from hands and top of heads. Incised (kolrosing) decoration. Varnished.

Inscription: K.O. Sletto 1874

Carved by Knut or Knute Olsen Sletto (1843-1937), born in Hol, Hallingdal, Norway. Immigrated with mother, Margit Knutsdatter Brye, and six siblings in 1859 after father, Ole Olsen Sletto, died. Knut fought in the Civil War with Company G of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry. Married Signe Thompson Sletto and had eight children. Sletto was a carpenter and house builder.

  • Materials Wood
  • Dimensions (.1) height: 1.875 inches; width: 14 inches; depth: 2.25 inches; (.2) height: 2.125 inches; width: 14.25 inches; depth: 2.125 inches
  • Identifier / Source LC1711 - Gift of K.O. Sletto, Luther College Collection