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Box w/lid: Be Firm For Adams

Box w/lid: Be Firm For Adams
Box w/lid: Be Firm For Adams
Title
Box w/lid: Be Firm For Adams
Date 
1824
Medium 
Silk, paper, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. ( 6.7 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1946.190
Marks 
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."
Gallery Label 
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), served a long career as statesman, beginning in 1794 when he was appointed minister to the Netherlands. He later served as minister three other countries, and as secretary of state under Monroe. In fact, it was Adams who encouraged Monroe to articulate the Monroe Doctrine. This box is a souvenir of his presidential campaign, 1824. He served as president from 1825-1829, and in the House from 1831-1848.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group