Object Number: 
ca. 1831
Wood, metal, paint, paper, textile
Overall: 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 19 x 31.8 x 21.6 cm )
printed: on box lid: "ST. PAUL'S CHURCH BROADWAY N.Y. 1831" printed: on box lid, on building to left: "MUSEUM"; various other inscriptions on other parts of scene, identifying buildings and vehicles
Rectangular wooden box with domed, hinged lid, round mounts and wire handles on each side, and metal hooks to fasten box to lid; lid printed with street scene on present-day Park Place in lower Manhattan, with St. Paul's Church at upper left corner, and with vehicles including an omnibus, landaus, trolley, and a horse and dray, and pedestrians, in brown, blue, orange, and darker yellow on pale yellow ground, with green scalloped border; box painted yellow with edges painted with green scalloped border; inside of box covered with marbleized paper in shades of brown and green.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group