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Box/ Candy

Object Number: 
2002.1.2412
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
1 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
This tiny white box is shaped and opens like a book. The front cover is faded red and the sides finely striped to represent pages. The cover reads "American Edition/ Washington/ Life Sketches/ Andrew J. Hope/ New York/ 1896". Inside once held a tablet of chocolate and still holds a folded paper insert, attached to the side, that has a brief biography and anecdotes about the famous American on the cover. The reverse reads "Hope Fine Chocolates/ Fifty Cents a Pound/ delivered free in U.S./ only store/ 41 Nassau St./ New York City". One of a set of six- 2002.1.2409 through 2002.1.2414
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group