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In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Atom Bomb Hits New York City: Illustration for "Hiroshima, U.S.A." in Collier's, 5 August 1950, cover
Oil on paper laid on board
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Aqua pressed glass butter mold; disk-shaped with flat-based handle protruding from one side; the other with intaglio design of a bound wheat sheaf between 2 leafy fronds; around the rim are 2 serrated bands.
This butter mold is identical to one at the Winterthur Museum which has been attributed to M'Kee and Brothers of Pittsburgh. Butter molds were used by farm women to mold butter in one-pound cakes of cylindrical shape, about four inches in diameter.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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