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Glass Ballot Jar with Lockable Wooden Housing, 1884

Glass Ballot Jar with Lockable Wooden Housing, 1884

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The glass ballot jar became a symbol of democratic self-government. This 1884 glass ballot jar is typical of the transparent devices used to secure paper ballots.
Object Name
Ballot box
Date made
Amos Pettibone
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
brown; colorless; brown; red (overall color)
glass; brass; wood (overall material)
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 13 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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