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Description

Birchbark box with embroidered flowers, fruit and foliage. Flowers are yellow, pink, green, orange, white and blue. Strawberries are yellow. On one side of the box the flowers are in a blue pot. Detchable top. Dance card inside.

Details

Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.
Maker
unknown
Date
1851-1875
Inscriptions
Printed on dance card: Front: ""Closing/ Social Assembly/ At/ Depot Hall,/ Wednesday Evening, March 11, 1857."" Back: ""Floor Managers./ C. Perley Ayer. R.C. Davis/ N. Brown. A.C. Warren"" ""Music. H.W. Ranlet. 1st Violin and Prompter./ E. Morgan, 2nd violin/ W.D. McPherson, Flute & Piccola/ G.W. Ingalls, Cornet./ G.H. Ingalls, Basso."" Inside on left: ""Order of Dances"" [followed by list of 16 dances - mostly contatas- and a list of engagements next to each] 1. J.D. Norton 2. George Shattuck... 4. J.D. Norton... 6. Henry Robinson... 12. Mr. Brown... 14. Henry Robinson...
Material
bark (plant material)
birch (wood)
embroidering
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
bark (plant material)
birch (wood)
Birchbark
card cases
CASE, CARD
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
Fruit
fruit
Quill
scrolling foliage
Dimensions
4 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.514
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Allen
GUSN
10710

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