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Bandbox (USA)

This is a Bandbox. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1916. Its medium is block-printed paper on pasteboard support. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Its dimensions are

34 x 27 x 23 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

On lid, signature and location written: "WM Monroe Concord MSS" Printed on label on the side of the box bottom: "W.M. Shute, Store & Chambers 173 Washington Street, Boston, Dealer In Hats, Caps & Fur Goods Also, every description of Ladies' Riding Hats & Cape On Hand and made to order"

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Bandbox (USA); block-printed paper on pasteboard support; 34 x 27 x 23 cm (13 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 9 1/16 in.); 1916-24-1-a,b

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