Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 5 pm on Friday, October 31 for the DiMenna Children's History Museum Halloween party. For ticket information, click here.

8 Packets Metalic Powder

8 Packets Metalic Powder
Title
8 Packets Metalic Powder
Date 
1864-1890
Medium 
Pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 in. (11.7 x 7.9 cm)
Description 
Rectangular paper packages of bronze powder. Four packets of white paper, three packets of blue paper, one packet gray paper.
Credit Line 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1932.237.c33
Marks 
3 White Packets: Labeled "1Lb. No./[Image](PAINT WORKS: Horatio and Jane Streets, New York.)/BRONZE POWDER,/F.W. DEVOE & CO./COR. FULTON & WILLIAMS STS., NEW YORK"; One white packet not labeled or inscribed; Gray packet inscribed "O.G(?). 1000"; 3 blue packets inscribed "Pale Gold 1000."
Gallery Label 
Firm was organized as F. W. Devoe & Co. in 1864. It became F. W. Devoe & C. T. Raynolds in 1890.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group