Two different types of early Alaskan Armor collected by
William H. Seward on his Alaskan trip was prepared for an
exhibition, celebrating 50 years of Alaskian statehood. The
cedar slate and rawhide style armors were prepared for
exhibition at the Seward Museum in Auburn, NY.
The securing cording on the cedar slate style had broken and become quite tangled. It was mounted vertically on a custom Ethafoam form with an armature and base manufactured by SmallCorp, Inc.
The rawhide style is covered with metal coins, many of which had become insecure. A horizontal mount and support panel was custom made. The leather was not strong enough for a vertical mount.