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Bandbox (USA)

This is a Bandbox. It was manufactured by John Perkins and distributed by Joseph L. Freeman. It is dated ca. 1835 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is block-printed paper, pasteboard support. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

It is credited Gift of Elizabeth Dennison.

Its dimensions are

25 x 15 x 9 cm (9 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Handwritten inscription in ink on inside box lid and side of box bottom: C. M. Spaulding. Printed manufacturers label pasted on inside box lid.

Cite this object as

Bandbox (USA); Manufactured by John Perkins ; block-printed paper, pasteboard support; 25 x 15 x 9 cm (9 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Gift of Elizabeth Dennison; 1968-71-1-a,b

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