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Bandbox

2001.281.22AB (RS188313)

Description

Circular pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box [A] and lid [B] covered with a block-printed floral irise, ungrounded wallpaper. Stitching visible on underside of box. A white fur hat with plume (2001.281.46) is contained inside the box. Both box and hat labeled as possessions of Mrs. William (Sybell) Fisher of Norwood, Massachusetts.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1845
Card associated with hat notes that Mrs. Fisher's husband was born in 1796.
Inscriptions
"Mrs. William Fisher / 141 Cottage St / Norwood / Mass" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
paper (fiber product)
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
6 3/8 (H), 10 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.22AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
271094
Related Items
Title Hat Accession number 2001.281.46 Notes Bandbox contains hat.

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
Floral
Design Technique
Irise
State
Original
Paper Type
Machine Made
Design Technique
Irise

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