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Culture:American
Title:bandbox
Date Made:ca. 1850
Type:Personal Gear; Container
Materials:cardboard, wallpaper, paper, textile, ink
Place Made:United States
Measurements:overall: 10 x 15 x 12 in.; 25.4 x 38.1 x 30.48 cm
Accession Number:  HD 73.005
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Harold Conant

Description:
Bandbox or hatbox with a lid made of cardboard covered with wallpaper in a stylized scroll and floral pattern in white, grey, and black on a blue ground, which belonged to the donor's grandfather. Dr. Mowbrey, The box is inscribed in ink: "Dr. Mowbrey / Penataquit, L. I. / To be left at Thompson Station / car of / Stage Driver." There is also a green printed label: "Forwarded by / Gorwin and Munsell / Long Island Railroad / Express Office / 72 Broadway / New York." The Thompson Station was opened in 1842 (located where the Sagtikos Parkway now crosses the Long Island Expressway) and abandoned in 1869.

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