Bandbox, circa 1835

Summary

In the early 1800s, Americans used bandboxes to store clothing, accessories and other small items. Bandboxes were useful containers at home or when travelling by stage, boat, or rail. Manufacturers covered these inexpensive pasteboard or wooden boxes with colorful papers. This bandbox's paper depicts a scene along a canal. Notice the small canal boat being pulled by a horse and rider.

In the early 1800s, Americans used bandboxes to store clothing, accessories and other small items. Bandboxes were useful containers at home or when travelling by stage, boat, or rail. Manufacturers covered these inexpensive pasteboard or wooden boxes with colorful papers. This bandbox's paper depicts a scene along a canal. Notice the small canal boat being pulled by a horse and rider.

Artifact

Bandbox (Container)

Date Made

circa 1835

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2001.0.18.63

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)
Wallpaper

Color

Green
Blue
Yellow
White (Color)
Tan (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.25 in

Width: 17.25 in

Length: 13.75 in

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