Container

Description
Tall, square, lidded box or container painted flat red with the back-slanted serif initials "J.F.S." above three dots, all in blue outlined with white on front; no handle. Two-piece, flat lid has a wire-rolled rim, scrolled hasp lock, and one hinge. Two-piece box has a flat bottom and a plain top edge with a square bead soldered below on front and sides. Tinned interior. Area above initials with faint black printing "JOHN F. SHE[P]ARD / E[XE]TER, N.H." in italicized, sans serif letters.
Individual needs to be researched. There is a John F. Shepard living in Hampton Falls, NH (same county as Exeter) in the late 19th century who held several patents.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
container
date made
1840-1870
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim material)
paint (overall decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 24.765 cm x 11.43 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Exeter
place used
United States: New Hampshire, Exeter
ID Number
DL*238049.0077
catalog number
238049.0077
accession number
238049
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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