Box w/lid: Be Firm For Adams
Silk, paper, paint
Overall: 2 5/8 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. ( 6.7 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm )
Heavy cardboard campaign box with hinged lid, the lid has a painted velvet inscription, "BE FIRM/ FOR ADAMS" surrounded with a floral garland; gold foil paper around the sides embossed with daisies set in diamonds; when opened, inside the lid is a portrait of John Quincy Adams beneath a plate of glass, and there is a hole cut into a raised bottom, in which an object may have been set.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
painted: top of lid: "BE FIRM / FOR ADAMS"
printed: inside lid: "JOHN Q ADAMS"
printed: on label on bottom of box: "from HENRY O. HAVEMEYER / MOUNTAIN SIDE FARM / MAHWAH, N.J."
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