Welsback light bookmark

Description (Brief)
Die-cut from celluloid sheet stock. The bookmark is decorated with an image of a woman reading next to a lamp. A verse about the virtues of a Welsbach light is printed on the front. A 1901 calendar is printed on the back.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bookmark
date made
1901
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.1 cm x 4.5 cm; 4 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
ID Number
2006.0098.0657
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0657
subject
Celluloid
Industry & Manufacturing
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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