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Bandbox

Bandbox
Title
Bandbox
Date 
1845-1865
Medium 
Cardboard, wallpaper
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 x 14 x 12 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm )
Description 
Oval cardboard bandbox with lid, covered in printed paper with figures on horseback and riding in carriages; light blue ground with printing in brown, olive green, and white; bottom lined with newsprint; top lined with printed paper in French.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Leslie A. Davis
Object Number 
1952.324bc
Marks 
inscribed: in pencil on underside of top: "Mrs. Woodhull Miller's place"
Gallery Label 
This box held a beaver hat worn by Hon. Caleb S. Woodhull (1792-1866), Mayor of New York City from 1849 to 1851. Mayor Woodhull was the grandfather of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group