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December 06, 2008

Bear chairs


An elkhorn chair presented to President Lincoln by Seth Kinman.

Seth Kinman was a California '49er and a hunter based in Fort Humboldt known for presenting chairs made from elkhorns and grizzly bear skins to U.S. Presidents. Presidents so honored include James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Rutherford Hayes. He claimed to have shot a total of over 800 grizzly bears, and, in a single month, over 50 elk

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Eeewww... and where are the bears' heads? Made into lamps? Sold to the Chinese as aphrodesiacs?

Posted by: Nancy Joy at Dec 7, 2008 9:01:54 PM

And the way this chair is configured...it looks like the bear is doing the naughty with him/herself...?

Posted by: Nancy Joy at Dec 7, 2008 9:02:52 PM