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Bandbox

2001.281.243 (RS181419)

Description

Square or rectangular bandbox fragment with exterior decorated with printed paper and interior lined with "Musical Visitor" periodical from 1841. Exterior paper has a diamond and circle diaper pattern block-printed in green with abstract cross element printed in each diamond and an abstract flower or star element printed in red in each cirlce. Paper appears to be ungrounded and covered with a layer of varnish.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1841-1842
1835-1841 - Date of wallpaper. \n 1841-1842 - Date of box.
Inscriptions
"MUSICAL VISITOR./ DEVOTED TO VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC./PLEASE CIRCULATE. / PRICE FOUR CENTS. / PUBLISHED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF GENTLEMAN. / A SEMI-MONTHLY PERIODICAL. $1 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE./ BOSTON, MARCH 31, 1841." (Title and heading text from paper lining verso side of object.)
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Material
block printing (relief printing process)
newsprint
paper (fiber product)
varnish
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Bandbox
bandboxes (containers)
block printing (relief printing process)
newsprint
paper (fiber product)
varnish
wallpapers
People and organizations
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
Dimensions
9 5/8 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.281.243
Credit Line
Gift of Bernard Scott
GUSN
283322

Wallpaper Details

Medium
Paper
Print Technique
Block Printed
Decor Motif
crosses
star
circles
diamonds
diaper
Period/Style
Diaper Pattern
Form
pasteboard box fragment
State
Original

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