Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1825-1835

GUSN

GUSN-179394

Description

Oval pasteboard bandbox. Paper depicts a scene at Little Falls, a town on the Mohawk River where the Erie Canal ran through. The Erie Canal was begun in 1817 and was a popular scene for it was another means of transportation. Block-printed in blue, pink and white on a green ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
Bandbox

Pattern

Grand Canal

Additional Identification Number

561

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 15 3/8 x 12 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John A. Jeffries

Accession Number

1930.618

Reference Notes

Lilian Baker Carlisle, "Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum," pg. 132-134.

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Green

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Use

transportation

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

bridge
houses
horse
canoe
canal