I visited the DeKalb County History Center to tour their latest exhibit "The History of DeKalb County in 100 Objects," and I was pleasantly surprised to find Jacob Haish featured throughout the exhibit!
To learn more about the museum's "100 Objects" exhibit, click here.
|Barbed wire creators on display, including Henry Rose of Waterman. Click photo to enlarge. | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
|Barbed wire display | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
|Close-up of barbed wire samples from the three barons | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
|Text accompanying the barbed wire display | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
|Newspaper clipping mentions the famous county fair, where Glidden, Haish and Ellwood saw Rose's fencing exhibit | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
|A model of Henry Rose's fencing display. This fencing inspired Haish, Ellwood and Glidden to apply barbs directly to wire, rather than wood fencing. | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
|A patent section in the exhibit mentioned Sophia Haish, Jacob's wife, who patented her own improvements on the safety pin! Click the photo to enlarge. | Photo by Jessi LaRue|
To read more about Henry Rose's story, click here