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Birchbark box with embroidered flowers, fruit and foliage. Flowers are yellow, pink, green, orange, white and blue. Strawberries are yellow. On one side of the box the flowers are in a blue pot. Detchable top. Dance card inside.
bark (plant material)
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.
Printed on dance card: Front: ""Closing/ Social Assembly/ At/ Depot Hall,/ Wednesday Evening, March 11, 1857."" Back: ""Floor Managers./ C. Perley Ayer. R.C. Davis/ N. Brown. A.C. Warren"" ""Music. H.W. Ranlet. 1st Violin and Prompter./ E. Morgan, 2nd violin/ W.D. McPherson, Flute & Piccola/ G.W. Ingalls, Cornet./ G.H. Ingalls, Basso."" Inside on left: ""Order of Dances"" [followed by list of 16 dances - mostly contatas- and a list of engagements next to each] 1. J.D. Norton 2. George Shattuck... 4. J.D. Norton... 6. Henry Robinson... 12. Mr. Brown... 14. Henry Robinson...
4 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Bequest of Elsie Allen