Writing Slate

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1780-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2701

Description

A student's chalkboard in a case, both of rectangular shape. The case is of blueish-grey painted pine with extended top and bottom, hinged doors with a wire hook closure on either side. Inside the double-sided slate is a molded pine frame and leather chalkholder inside the door.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tablets
iron (metal)
nailing
pine (wood)
blackboard slate
wire
Pine
Slate
Wire
Iron
Pegged
Nailed
Chalkboard

Inscription

The inside slate is chalked with Little family writing including children's diary entries- one line, summer dates, and children's signatures.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

13 3/4 x 11 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.926