Box of cocoons

Box of cocoons
Title
Box of cocoons
Date 
1875-1876
Medium 
Paper, organic material
Dimensions 
overall (in box): 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Description 
Purple cardboard box with removable lid containing four silk worm cocoons and a description of commercial silk culture in America.
Object Number 
INV.10097a-g
Marks 
printed: bottom of paper insert: "AT THE CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONSL EXHIBITION OF PHILADELPHIA / American Silk Department, Main Building. / A 17, 18, Agricultural Hall, And the California Centennial Building."
Gallery Label 
These souvenir cocoons were from the American Silk Department segment of the Centennial International Exhibition of Philadelphia. The paper insert describes the commercial production of spun silk.
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Creative: Tronvig Group