Constitutional Convention Box


George Washington, who presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787, used this small box to preserve papers produced by the convention.

Associated Date: 1787

Associated Person: Madison, DolleyMadison, JamesReferenced: Washington, George

Used: ConstitutionRelated Event: Constitutional Convention of 1787


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, White House/First Ladies Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Democracy

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Library of Congress. Exchange and Gift Division

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PL.242706.01Catalog Number: 242706.01Accession Number: 242706

Object Name: Trunk

Physical Description: leather (overall material)metal, brass (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_515780

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