Writing Slate

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2702

Description

A student's writing slate in a wooden case, of rectangular molded panel form. It is painted black with a double hinged opening to two slates and a wire closure.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tablets
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
slate (rock)
wood (plant material)
Wood
Slate
Iron
Painted
Chalkboard

Inscription

Written in chalk on the slate are Little family grandchildren scribblings and signatures.

Associated Building

Used At 1755 House,

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 1/4 x 11 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.927