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Medal in case w/etchings

Object Number: 
1942.239
Date: 
ca. 1870; ca. 1800; 1909
Medium: 
Wood, paper, metal
Dimensions: 
Box: 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (2.9 x 2.9 x 0.6 cm)
Description: 
Two-part wooden souvenir box with printed image of the Grand Hotel, Scarborough. Contains miniature folding booklet with engravings of famous men, including Franklin, Burke, Pope, Goldsmith, Shaftesbury, Lavater, Shenstone, Johnson, and Addison. Also contains small souvenir token from the Hudson-Fulton Celebration, inscribed on obverse "ROBERT FULTON 1809-1909" and on reverse "NEW YORK TO ALBANY / THE CLERMONT / ONE TRIP"
Gallery Label: 
The box is a souvenir from the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, a seaside resort hotel built in 1867.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Abram Joseph Abeloff
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group