Pocket Comb

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1873

GUSN

GUSN-103083

Description

Bone jack knife style pocket comb with a vulcanite case featuring a cornucopia, eagle with shield and spray of flowers in relief on one side, and a standing George Washington in relief on the other.

Details

Descriptive Terms

COMB

Inscription

"LIBERTY / WASHINGTON" (Molded)

Additional Identification Number

2590

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Dimensions

3 1/4 in x 7/8 in (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone

Accession Number

1921.177

Reference Notes

For more information on the Robbins family see Simons, D. Brenton and Peter Benes, "The Art of Family: Genealogical Artifacts in New England," "Preserving a Legacy," by Jane Cayford Nylander (2002): 201-221.

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