Wooden Ballot Box with Clay Marbles, 1883

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Description
The term “ballot” is derived from the Italian ballotta, meaning “little ball.” This ballot box was not used in a U.S. election. It was used by members of a Washington, D.C., social club.
Date made
19th Century
ca. 1833
Physical Description
clay (overall marbles material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 4 3/4 in x 9 in; 12.7 cm x 12.065 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
PL.277275.19
catalog number
277275.19
accession number
277275
Credit Line
Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of the District of Columbia
subject
Political Campaigns
Voting
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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