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Writing Slate

1991.926 (RS20781)

Description

A student's chalkboard in a case, both of rectangular shape. The case is of blueish-grey painted pine with extended top and bottom, hinged doors with a wire hook closure on either side. Inside the double-sided slate is a molded pine frame and leather chalkholder inside the door.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1850
Inscriptions
The inside slate is chalked with Little family writing including children's diary entries- one line, summer dates, and children's signatures.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
blackboard slate
iron (metal)
nailing
pine (wood)
wire
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
blackboard slate
Chalkboard
Iron
iron (metal)
Nailed
nailing
Pegged
Pine
pine (wood)
Slate
tablets
wire
Wire
Dimensions
13 3/4 x 11 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.926
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2701

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