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Predecessor and Miscellaneous Companies

Collection Donor:
Nickse, Hugo  Search this
Johnson, Hanford  Search this
Steinway, Henry Ziegler  Search this
Collection Creator:
Comstock, Cheney and Co.  Search this
Pratt, Read and Company  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1839-1870s
Scope and Contents:
This series is composed primarily of early 19th century records from several of the ivory working companies that directly preceded the formation of Comstock, Cheney & Company. The records include a cash book, dated 1847, from S. M. Comstock & Company, an 1860 agreement between Julius Pratt & Company and Pratt, Read for the joint sale of ivory combs, and tintype negatives of some of George Read & Company's early ivory cutting machines. Other early records of importance include the minute book of Pratt, Spencer & Company, 184-1848, and the minute book of the Deep River Ivory Comb Company, 1860-1864.

The series also contains box labels or photoprints of labels from several manufacturers of ivory combs who were active in the same area of Connecticut in the early nineteenth century. Although largely unrelated to Pratt, Read, these labels were part of the collection as received by the Archives Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Pratt, Read Corporation Records, 1839-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0320, Series 1
See more items in:
Pratt, Read Corporation Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0320-ref17

Box

Culture/People:
probably Haida (attributed)  Search this
Collector:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Previous owner:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Seller/source:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Cedar, paint
Techniques:
Painted, carved
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii); Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Archipelago:
Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii)
Date created:
1850-1880
Catalog Number:
1/8517
Barcode:
018517.000
See related items:
Haida
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60cf03c4b-1e34-41a3-9399-cabafd224052
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_19771
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Haida  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood, sea snail (turban snail) opercula, paint
Techniques:
Carved, bent, pegged, inlaid, painted
Dimensions:
64 x 50 x 30 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Alaska; USA
Date created:
1840-1860
Catalog Number:
15/2833
Barcode:
152833.000
See related items:
Haida
Containers and Vessels
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Northwest Coast
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6446f7fd4-ea35-403d-8f47-0870fa022eaa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_164056
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
probably Dakelh (Carrier) (attributed)  Search this
Lender:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University)  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Birchbark, spruce root, porcupine quills
Techniques:
Folded, stitched, wrapped, etched
Dimensions:
27 x 21 x 21 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
British Columbia; Canada (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1880
Catalog Number:
16/7092
Barcode:
167092.000
See related items:
Dakelh (Carrier)
Containers and Vessels
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Arctic & Subarctic
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f353ce9d-dae6-47ee-8f21-de4ce4094873
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_178639
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kinugumiut/Kingegan/Cape Prince of Wales]  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone, wood, ivory, iron nails
Techniques:
Cut, carved, incised, nailed
Dimensions:
7 x 3 x 11 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Cape Prince of Wales; Bering Straits Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
circa 1900
Catalog Number:
10/8262
Barcode:
108262.000
See related items:
Inupiaq (Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo) [Kinugumiut/Kingegan/Cape Prince of Wales]
Containers and Vessels
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Arctic & Subarctic
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6fe513d1a-9669-42f4-a8a9-699d0903a943
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_116832
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Kuskwogmiut Yup'ik (Kuskokwim Eskimo)  Search this
Previous owner:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Seller:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, bent, pegged, incised, painted
Dimensions:
14 x 8 x 7 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Kuskokwim River; Calista Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
circa 1900
Catalog Number:
13/8426
Barcode:
138426.000
See related items:
Kuskwogmiut Yup'ik (Kuskokwim Eskimo)
Containers and Vessels
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Arctic & Subarctic
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b69475a4-f4c3-4703-b93e-4095f02050b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_148951
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Tlingit  Search this
Previous owner:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Seller:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
13/8283
Barcode:
138283.000
See related items:
Tlingit
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6be6534d1-e54f-41aa-a840-4ce9c5270637
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_147998
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Tlingit  Search this
Previous owner:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Seller:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
13/8281
Barcode:
138281.000
See related items:
Tlingit
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws692f740be-f399-4377-978f-3e3a189223ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_147996
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Tlingit  Search this
Previous owner:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Seller:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
13/8021
Barcode:
138021.000
See related items:
Tlingit
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63d70285c-7cb1-4d46-bb49-2fff74c044f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_148503
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Tlingit  Search this
Previous owner:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Seller:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Alaska; USA
Catalog Number:
13/8282
Barcode:
138282.000
See related items:
Tlingit
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6c93b1bd7-6cf7-4862-bbf6-d39d20c8b51f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_147997
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Haida  Search this
Previous owner:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Seller:
Frederick W. Skiff (Frederick Woodward Skiff/F.W. Skiff), Non-Indian, 1868-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
13/8334
Barcode:
138334.000
See related items:
Haida
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6618c3106-0296-4c9c-8817-70b27f268274
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_148017
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
probably Heiltsuk (Bella Bella); possibly collected from the Chilkat Tlingit  Search this
Artist/Maker:
attributed to Captain Richard Carpenter, Heiltsuk (Bella Bella), 1841-1931  Search this
Collector:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Previous owner:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Seller/source:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, bent, painted
Dimensions:
37.5 x 65.4 x 35.5 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Sealaska Native Corporation; Alaska; USA
Date created:
1870-1890
Catalog Number:
1/8123
Barcode:
018123.000
See related items:
Heiltsuk (Bella Bella)
Chilkat Tlingit
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6cc0e5ab2-ec2a-4d1d-af9a-acfc0b037e29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_19227
Online Media:

Box

Culture/People:
Tsimshian  Search this
Collector:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Previous owner:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Seller/source:
Reverend Thomas Crosby, Non-Indian, 1840-1914  Search this
Object Name:
Box
Media/Materials:
Wood
Techniques:
Bent, carved
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Port Simpson (Fort Simpson); Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
1/8042
Barcode:
018042.000
See related items:
Tsimshian
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66744b22e-0c3f-4285-bb0f-a21cad33df93
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_19145
Online Media:

Mathew Brady, Silas Holmes, H. Hodges, E. T. Whitney and David Woodbury

Artist:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896  Search this
Sitter:
Mathew B. Brady, 1823? - 15 Jan 1896  Search this
Silas A. Holmes, 1820 - 1886  Search this
Edward T. Whitney, 1820 - 1893  Search this
H. Hodges  Search this
David Woodbury, ? - 1866  Search this
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 7.8 x 11.1 cm (3 1/16 x 4 3/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1862
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Horse  Search this
Architecture\Building\Tent  Search this
Container\Box  Search this
Vehicle\Covered wagon  Search this
Mathew B. Brady: Male  Search this
Mathew B. Brady: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Mathew B. Brady: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\Daguerreotypist  Search this
Silas A. Holmes: Male  Search this
Silas A. Holmes: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Silas A. Holmes: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\Daguerreotypist  Search this
H. Hodges: Male  Search this
Edward T. Whitney: Male  Search this
Edward T. Whitney: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
David Woodbury: Male  Search this
David Woodbury: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Larry J. West
Object number:
NPG.2007.33
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c02aab9f-0ef9-41e8-8792-7143bbb6ea68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.33

box, pharmacy

Physical Description:
cotton (?? material)
cotton (box top material)
wood (box bottom material)
wood (box top material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
Box
box, pharmacy
Other Terms:
Box; Containers
Credit Line:
American Pharmaceutical Association
ID Number:
MG.M-12372
Catalog number:
M-12372
Accession number:
285854
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-813b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_734490
Online Media:

box

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
scrwed top (overall shape)
tall round (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/16 in x 2 1/4 in; 12.85875 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
Box
Other Terms:
Box; Containers
ID Number:
MG.M-10770 [dup1]
Catalog number:
M-10770
Accession number:
256193
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-9b9c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_734100

boxes, ointment, box of

Physical Description:
metal, tin (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
buff (overall color)
Measurements:
overall - box: 11.5 cm x 15.6 cm x 20.4 cm; 4 17/32 in x 6 5/32 in x 8 1/32 in
Object Name:
Boxes, Ointment, Box of
Other Terms:
Boxes, Ointment, Box of; Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Boericke and Tafel Pharmacy
ID Number:
MG.311682.0647
Accession number:
311682
Catalog number:
311682.0647
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Pharmacy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d9ea-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1144734

boxes, vaginal suppository

Maker:
Boericke & Tafel  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
buff (overall color)
Measurements:
large box: 8.2 cm x 17.9 cm x 20.7 cm; 3 7/32 in x 7 1/16 in x 8 5/32 in
interior box: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in; 3.81 cm x 6.35 cm x 8.5725 cm
Object Name:
Boxes, Vaginal Suppository
Other Terms:
Boxes, Vaginal Suppository; Containers
Date made:
1975
Credit Line:
Gift of Boericke and Tafel Pharmacy
ID Number:
MG.311682.0199
Accession number:
311682
Catalog number:
311682.0199
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Pharmacy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d9e8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1144732
Online Media:

box, pill

Physical Description:
low round (overall shape)
wood (cover material)
wood (overall material)
bent wood (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 3.2 cm x 5.2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 2 1/16 in
Object Name:
Box
box, pill
Other Terms:
Box; Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader
ID Number:
MG.302607.157
Catalog number:
302607.157
Accession number:
302607
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-883f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_728364

box, pill

Physical Description:
wood (cover material)
wood (overall material)
bent wood (overall production method/technique)
low round (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 4.6 cm; in x 1 13/16 in
Object Name:
Box
box, pill
Other Terms:
Box; Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader
ID Number:
MG.302607.156
Catalog number:
302607.156
Accession number:
302607
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8840-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_728365

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