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Pocket Comb

1921.177 (RS6797)

Description

Bone jack knife style pocket comb with a vulcanite case featuring a cornucopia, eagle with shield and spray of flowers in relief on one side, and a standing George Washington in relief on the other.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1873
Inscriptions
"LIBERTY / WASHINGTON" (Molded)
Location of origin
American
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
COMB
Dimensions
3 1/4 in x 7/8 in (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1921.177
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
103083
Reference Notes
For more information on the Robbins family see Simons, D. Brenton and Peter Benes, "The Art of Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England," "Preserving a Legacy," by Jane Cayford Nylander (2002): 201-221.
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