Bob Chenoweth on the drawing by Kevin Peters of the quirt in the Spalding-Allen Collection.

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In 1995, the Nez Perce National Historic Park and the Nez Perce Tribe prepared to ship the Spalding-Allen Collection back to the Ohio Historical Society. Before doing so, curator Bob Chenoweth sought to document the collection.
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"Kevin [Peters] has just done an absolutely wonderful job of showing you what that thing looks like through the eyes of an artist, but also through the eyes of a technical illustrator. I mean, you can’t see in a photograph what Kevin has drawn. Because the marks on there, the decorative marks on there don’t always show up in a photograph unless you’re concentrating on that."

"We had that, the quirt, we had that thing for nearly 20 years before Kevin [Peters] figured out when he took it and was drawing it, there’s a little metal thing on there that people thought was a quill. A tip for a pen. But when we looked at it real closely, we realized that it was, it’s the brass socket that’s at the end of, when you have a ramrod in a pistol or a rifle, it’s the one that the end of the ramrod goes into. So it’s the one on the stock that’s closest to the trigger. So somebody got that and put it on their quirt."