Comb Box Lid

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-11093

Description

A cardboard comb box, of demi-lune shape, deep, with a conforming lid, covered with blue paper, sewn together, its lid bearing a rectangular printed label with an inscription.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lids
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
string (fiber product)
Cardboard
Unidentified Paper
String
BOX LID

Inscription

Printed on the trade label, located on the box top, reads: William B. Swift & Co./ Manufacturers of Every Descriptions of/Plain and Carved Shell Combs,/Wholesale and Retail,/ No.16, Hanover Street,/Boston./William B. Swift,/J. Francis Kimball,/George S.F. Roulstone}/Putnam and Damrell, Printers.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Related Items

Title Comb Box Accession Number 1991.1636B
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1637
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1638
Title Hair Comb Accession Number 1991.1639

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Merchandising T&E

Dimensions

8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1636A

Places

Massachusetts (United States)