Wood, oak, pine, iron
Overall: 9 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 34.9 x 23.5 cm )
Four-sided oak box with butt-joints reinforced with iron brads; lid cotter pin-hinged to rear board; lid originally nailed to sides and front; pine battens added at later date to repair crack in lid; iron pin and loop holds lid down to front board and added later.
Presented by Sons of the Revolution, N.Y. State, through H.R. Drowne, April 21, 1925
painted: on exterior of lid: "a Wig Box/E B 28"
written: on tag glued to lid interior: "Presented by Sons of the Revolution, N.Y. State, through H. R. Drowne, April 21, 1925."
written: on tag glued to lid interior: "Wig box of Evert Banker, of 5 Wall St., NY City [probably 1728]"
written: on card inside box: "Wig box of E. B. 28" [quotes theirs, underlined]/Evert Banker/5 Wall St., New York/made with handmade nails/tc - and possibly hand sawed boards./In it were found the letters/received from his son Abraham/. B. Banker - and old papers/of Christopher and Evert/Bancker. [probably box of 1728]"
written: on second card inside box: "Old spun flax from/the Waldron family/of Kingston, N.Y./Mrs. Drowne's father was/Benjamin Waldron of/Kingston."
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