Sewing Supplies/Game

Object Number: 
2002.1.617
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Wood, paper, thread
Dimensions: 
7 x 3 x 2 3/4 in.
Description: 
This black painted wooden box is a game and a thread holder. It has multi- colored floral decoration on the top with a poem called "Remembrance" and two slots marked "Question" and "Answer" through which sentences on two rollers can be read for a fortune telling game. Inside the lid is a label that reads in blue, red and gold "Use Clark's/ O.N.T./ Spool Cotton/ On White Spools/ George A. Clark, Sole Agent". Inside the box are pegs for six spools of thread-five are filled with Clark's Pure Dye; Corricelli Best Twist; Seavey, Foster & Bowman; and two Dauntless Machine Twist spools of thread. The two rollers inside are marked with sentences -one has questions like "Are You Fond of Flirting?" and the other has answers like "You Are Too Inquisitive" to make a comical fortune telling game.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group