Constitutional Convention Box

Description
George Washington, who presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787, used this small box to preserve papers produced by the convention.
Location
Currently not on view
associated date
1787
associated person
Madison, Dolley
Madison, James
associated institution
US Department of State
referenced
Washington, George
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
ID Number
PL.242706.01
catalog number
242706.01
accession number
242706
Credit Line
Library of Congress. Exchange and Gift Division
subject
Constitution
related event
Constitutional Convention of 1787
See more items in
Political History: Political History, White House/First Ladies Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History