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Cast iron containter container: miniature log cabin distributed during presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison

Object Number: 
1940.74
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 7.6 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron box with hinged lid, in the form of log cabin, with peaked roof and chimney (painted red), on base; two windows cut out, backed with piece of tinned sheet iron, painted red; cast details include door, doorstep, and texture of roof and walls; on bottom, pattern of evenly spaced holes, cut-out, and backed with piece of tinned sheet iron, painted red.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this log cabin (one of a pair donated by Mrs. McKesson) was used during the presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison (1773-1841).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group