Constitutional Convention Box

Constitutional Convention Box

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Description
George Washington, who presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787, used this small box to preserve papers produced by the convention.
Object Name
Trunk
associated date
1787
associated person
Madison, Dolley
Madison, James
referenced
Washington, George
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
ID Number
PL.242706.01
catalog number
242706.01
accession number
242706
Credit Line
Library of Congress. Exchange and Gift Division
subject
Constitution
Constitutional Convention of 1787
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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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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