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Bandbox

Bandbox
Title
Bandbox
Date 
1855-1860
Medium 
Wood (probably spruce), paper, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 x 17 1/4 x 13 in. ( 38.1 x 43.8 x 33 cm )
Description 
Ovoid nailed wooden bandbox and lid covered in paper printed with geometric pattern consisting of repeating pattern of three-petaled flower surrounded by green area placed at regular intervals on tan (probably discolored) ground among pattern of floral sprigs in darker brown; inside of box and lid covered with newspaper, with maker's label attached to inside of lid; box constructed using spruce shavings nailed together.
Object Number 
INV.8534ab
Marks 
printed: on maker's label attached to inside of lid: "WARRANTED NAILED/BAND BOXES,/MANUFACTURED BY/HANNAH DAVIS,/East Jaffrey, N. H." printed: on newspaper covering inside of lid: headings including "THE ADVOCATE./CLAREMONT, NOV. 27, 1855./[illeg.] Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor/and Free Men." printed: on newspaper covering inside of box: advertisements for products including "Cuba Honey,"; "Bleached, Sperm and Machinery Oil."; "Potash!"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group