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Covered with paper decorated with colorful parrots, this box belonged to Deerfield resident, Anna (Williams) Howard (1799-1822). It is a storage box for small possessions as well as for hats and bonnets. Sometimes the boxes were covered with leftover wallpaper and sometimes the paper was made especially for the boxes.

 

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Band Box

date   c. 1818
height   11.0"
width   13.25"
length   17.0"
process/materials   wallpaper, cardboard
item type   Household Goods/Container
accession #   #1882.002


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