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Comb in Case

2015.62.144.1-.2 (RS223014)

Description

Narrow comb with black-painted wood back and black and white bristles in leather case. Case has snap closure and is stamped with the owner's initials "CMW". The case is also stamped "W.E. Blanchard" a retailer in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1940-1980
Inscriptions
"CMW" (stamped)
"Genuine Codfish/ W.E. Blanchard-Gloucester MA" (stamped)
"R" (Carved into comb)
Material
leather
wood (plant material)
Object type
Toilet Articles; Hair Care Artifacts
Descriptive terms
Case, Comb
combs (grooming tools)
Container, Comb
leather
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 7 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.62.144.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310850

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