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Comb Box

Description

Turquoise-colored, demi-lune shaped, lidded cardboard box with paper label for Alfred Willard, comb merchant, of Boston.

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Label
In exhibit "Boxes: Open and Shut" at SPNEA's One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 15, 2001 to October 2001. The exhibit then traveled to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA where objects were on display from November 2001 to May 6, 2002.
Maker
unknown
Date
1826-1836
Dates for Willard in Boston Directory
Inscriptions
"Boston Comb Manufactory. Alfred Willard, 149, Washington-Street, (Opposite the Old South Meeting House) Boston./Shell and Horn Comb Manufactory./ Viz.: Plain, Side, Dressing, Round, and Pocket COMBS./ Shell and Imitation/ CARVED COMBS./Carved and Plain Combs made and repaired at short notice./Cash paid for shell and horns./ Importer of every description of hair work. / Viz.: Bunches of curls, Frizetts, Bands/ Of Long Hair--Hair and Mohair Puffs, Netts, &c &c/ All kinds of Morocco Goods...Silver Spoons, Gold Beads, Silver Thimbles, &c./ English, French, and American Perfumery./ Tooth, Nail, Comb, Shaving, Hair and Clothes Brushes/ Constantly on hand a general assortment of/ Fancy Articles, Cutlery &c &c/ Wholesale or retail--Low for cash." (printed in black ink on paper label )
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BOX, COMB
boxes (containers)
Accession Number
1951.71
GUSN
45321
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