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Wooden and pasteboard bandbox with lid. Box base (A) and lid (B) are wood approximately 1/4 inch thick. Sides of box (A) are pasteboard. Bandbox is covered with a block-printed yellow, blue, and orange floral pattern wallpaper on cream ground. The exterior base of the box (A) and interior of lid (B) are lined with newspaper dated 1845 from Nashville, NH (today a part of Nashua, NH).
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
block printing (relief printing process)
"Wallpaper / Newspaper/ of/ 1845 / Hurd" (handwritten)
Waterhouse, Dorothy S.
4 7/8 x 9 9/16 x 6 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bernard Scott
1825-1835 (Nashville, NH existed from 1842-1853)