Union type chest Headquarters Army of Potomac, Printing Department, No. 6, about 1863

Description
This type chest, measuring roughly 1’H x 2.5’W x 1.5’D, was purchased from L. Johnson & Company for the Printing Department of the Union Army of the Potomac. At least five other type chests were made for that unit. The top of the chest reads Headquarters Army of Potomac, Printing Department, No. 6. A virtually identical chest markedNo. 5 is displayed at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chest, type
Object Type
Letterpress
date made
ca 1863
maker
L. Johnson & Company
issuing authority
Army of the Potomac
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 in x 24 7/8 in x 18 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 63.1825 cm x 46.99 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
1982.0203.2739
accession number
1982.0203
catalog number
1982.203.2739
subject
Communications
Printing
Civil War
Military
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Cultures & Communities
Civil War Field Printing
event
Civil War
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Civil War Field Printing
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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