Box of crayons

Object Number: 
2010.26.74
Date: 
1920-1940
Medium: 
Printed tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3/8 in. (7.9 x 9.8 x 1 cm)
Description: 
Rectangular blue crayon box with gold label, hinged lid. Text on lid reads: "Art / Utility / Crayons / Made in U.S.A. / J. L. Hammett Company / Cambridge, Mass. Newark, N.J. / Boston, Mass. Syracuse, N.Y." Box contains 7 (1 missing) unused, hexagonal, crayons, each crayon is wrapped in paper, reading: " Art / Utility / Pressed Crayons / J. L. Hammett Company / Cambridge, Mass. Newark, N.J." followed by the individual color listing: "Red" "Yellow" "Green" "Blue" "Violet" "Brown" "Orange".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group