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Stamp Box

Stamp Box

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Description
Rectangular, souvenir stamp box commemorating the World's Columbian Exposition with "1492", "COLUMBUS" and "1892" raised in reserves on the box front and sides. Hinged lid features a curved shield engraved "JCT." in script surrounded by repousse chased scrollwork. Underside of flat bottom is engraved "Chicago." in script. Gold washed interior with wire spring holder connected to hinge. Struck incuse along edges of bottom underside, "HYMAN, BERG & CO.", a chimera crest, "PAT.PEND" and "STERLING", all in sans serif letters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box, stamp
date made
ca 1892
date retailed
ca 1892
place made
United States: New York, New York City
place retailed
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
silver wire (interior spring material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.5875 cm x 3.175 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
DL.60.1852
catalog number
60.1852
accession number
200122
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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