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What is this?

Scene depicts firemen pulling Engine No. 13 toward a burning house. Yellow ground color, block printed in pink and white distemper colors and in olive green/brown with glossy finish. This design continues three times around the circumference of the box. Border paper around lid: on green ground, branching stem block-printed in white and pink.

This is a bandbox and lid from United States. It is dated 1831–44 and we acquired it in 1917. Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

block-printed on handmade paper, pasteboard support

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 31.8 x 44.7 x 37.5 cm (12 1/2 x 17 5/8 x 14 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Printed label pasted inside lid: "H. BARNES"/ BANDBOX/ MANUFACTORY,/ No. 33 Jones' Alley/ Near Second Street, Opposite Christ Church,/ PHILADELPHIA./ FANCY & RIBBON BOXES MADE IN HANDSOME STYLE/..."

This object was manufactured by H. Barnes

This object was catalogued by Calvin S. Hathaway and Catherine Lynn Frangiamore and donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18190499/ |title=Bandbox And Lid, "Engine Company No. 13", 1831–44 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=23 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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