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Silver Matchbox

Silver Matchbox

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Object Name
Other Terms
Match Box; Fire Making Apparatus
date made
1800- 1899
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/16 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 5.23875 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Given by Josephine Boardman Crane to the Smithsonian Institution
Personal Accessories
Native Americans
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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