The oldest family thing (besides tin types and my ggg grandfathers Civil War discharge papers) is a high chair that turns into a stroller. I'd guess about 1890 because this was taken before my grandmother was born in 1895. It's her parents and siblings.
Barton JDs orig Homer house JH and CS 1864 (2).jpg
I have a pre Alaska purchase (1859) 1850s hand made Russian Bear Trap. it came from the southern most town on Kodiak Island. the town of Akhiok. it was hanging at the company store for the old cannery. I made a deal an bought it years ago. great addition to my trap collection. only one I ever seen, other the in a magazine. here it is on my 40in tall Alaska bush wheel tires. its big ! FNC