Stamp holder

Description (Brief)
Notebook with celluloid cover and wax pages. The front cover features an image of two birds perched atop a U.S. mailbox. On the back, black print in cursive script reads "Compliments of Blake & Johnson, Waterbury, Conn." A calendar for 1904 occupies the first few pages.
Blake & Johnson Co. was founded in 1852 and produced machinery for working metals to be used to by manufacturers of jewelry, plated goods, silver goods, and flat wire.
Source: The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut Volume 2 by Sarah Johnson Prichard and Anna Lydia Ward. Published by the Price and Lee Company, 1896.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postage stamp carrier
stamp holder
date made
1904
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
wax paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 6.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
referenced
United States: Connecticut, Waterbury
ID Number
2006.0098.1239
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1239
subject
Celluloid
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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