The Scarlet Letter

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Description (Brief)
Book, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthornel. The hand-painted cream-colored celluloid cover feature a scarlet letter "A," with a shadow extending over a church steeple, a stockade, and a gravestone, also marked "A." The volume is bound by a white ribbon, and an image of the author is on an interior page. The 346-page book contains a small white hand-painted bookmark inscribed "St. Anne of Beaupre protect us. Made in France."
Location
Currently not on view
referenced
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ribbon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 4 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 11.43 cm x 15.875 cm
overall: 1 in x 4 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 11.1125 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1546
catalog number
2006.0098.1546
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Bookbinding
Saints
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Celluloid
Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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