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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:American
Title:Band box; Hat box
Type:Container
Materials:Paper
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:overall: 11 3/8 in x 16 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 28.8925 cm x 41.275 cm x 34.29 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK B.14.Z.44.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College

Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE: A very fine old rounded corner hand made band box. Made of very heavy cardboard, the outside covered with a scenic wall paper in greens and gray browns, the inside with wall paper of a conventionalized repeat design in green and grays. These band boxes were used in 19th century homes in which to store hats and bonnets. Depth 11 3/8" Diam. 16 1/4" x 13 1/2". Cat. 1/7/1937.

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boxes

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