Known as the "Standard Expanded Metal Wastebasket" (model number MO5539500-black), the elegant basket dates from the early 1980s. Produced by Corcraft Products of the New York State Department of Correctional Services, the receptacle is manufactured by female inmates of the prison in Albion, New York (featured in Corcraft's 2004 calendar photograph for the month of July). Each waste receptacle retails at $42.
Gift of the City of New York and the Central Park Conservancy
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