Bandbox

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-179407

Description

Bandbox with lid. Scene of Holt's New Hotel in New York City which changed its name to United States Hotel in 1839. The hotel forms an allignment on three streets: Water, Pearl and Fulton; occupying the entire block. There is a scene of a porter wheeling baggage to a horse-drawn dray and at the end of the street is a sailing ship and a steamboat plying the river. Printed in brown,, green, white, grey and yellow on a blue ground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bandboxes (containers)
paper (fiber product)
Bandbox

Additional Identification Number

691

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 13 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1956.66AB

Reference Notes

Lilian Baker Carlisle, "Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum," pg. 174-175.

Places

United States

Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Block Printed

Form

Bandbox

Ground Color

Blue

State

Original

Type

Handmade

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

Holt's New Hotel
Water Street
Pearl Street
Fulton Street
sailing ship
steamboat
baggage
horse-drawn dray