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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society


Accession number: 75.D.14B
Category: container
Date: 1860 – 1900
Materials: Cardboard
Measurements: 19.5 cm L x 10.5 cm W x 3.5 cm H
Marks/Label: Loaned Mrs Datson
Narrative: This could be a sailor's box - the type sailors made and decorated for their sweethearts on long sea voyages; made around 1880.
Description: Flat-topped cardboard box; sides covered with basket-weave material; top of box and extended edge of bottom are covered with shells, embedded in a plaster-like substance; lid is gauze hinged; red rose cut-out on inside of lid; label saying Loaned Mrs. Datson.