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Box

Box
Title
Box
Date 
1870-1890
Medium 
Metal, paint
Dimensions 
overall: 3 x 12 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.
Description 
Rectangular metal box painted black with two hinged doors on top separated by a narrow, rectangular compartment with a sliding lid; each lid/door has a wire handle; inside two larger compartments are two mechanical pencils (b,c), one container of lead (d), one metal telescoping pen (e), a pointed tool (f), a box of "Magic Color Blocks" (g-i), a folding comb (j), a folding ruler (k), two jacknives (l,m), a small rock (n), a sample of mica (o), a book of personal address labels from John Wanamaker's (p), a pair of spectacles (q), a glass dropper with broken top (r), and a leather case for a jacknife (s).
Object Number 
INV.10716a-s
Gallery Label 
This box may have been used for writing, sketching, or watercolor tools. The contents of the box suggest it was owned by William H. Paine or Katherine L. Paine of 2040 7th Avenue in New York City.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group