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

Cast iron containter container: miniature log cabin distributed during presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison
Title
Cast iron containter container: miniature log cabin distributed during presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Object Number 
1940.74
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group