Toy (Turtle in Box)

Description
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1775
1820 - 1860
user
Copp Family
place made
Europe
place used
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
Physical Description
fruitwood (box; turtle shell material)
paper (turtle head, arms and legs material)
paint (decoration material)
wire (joints; pin material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
DL.006507
catalog number
6507
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
subject
Children
Toys
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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