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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Marquis Peterson, American, 1832 - 1896  Search this
Subject of:
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
wood, metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 1/8 × 9 7/16 × 6 1/4 in. (5.4 × 24 × 15.8 cm)
Type:
boxes (containers)
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1863-1896
Description:
A wooden box owned by Marquis Peterson. The rectangular box is varnished brown and has a lid on top. Embossed on the lid is “55 / Mass. Vol. Inf. / Marquis Peterson.” The lid is connected to the box by two metal hinges. The sides of the box are constructed with dovetail joints and the bottom is nailed in place. A metal clasp runs the length of the box and secures the lid in place at front.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.78.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd578e50928-c017-4fe4-bad0-f0bf53325c1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.78.1