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Writing Slate

1991.927 (RS20782)

Description

A student's writing slate in a wooden case, of rectangular molded panel form. It is painted black with a double hinged opening to two slates and a wire closure.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
Written in chalk on the slate are Little family grandchildren scribblings and signatures.
Associated Building
Used At 1755 House. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
slate (rock)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Chalkboard
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
Slate
slate (rock)
tablets
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
15 1/4 x 11 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.927
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2702

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