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Object Name: Matchbox
Date: ca. 1867
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Medium: Tin
Dimensions: Overall: 2 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 7.3 x 2.9 x 1.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Meriden
Description: Oblong tubular case with punched grate texture on one end, on two pieces that fit together, interior fitted with socket for candle with candle and fourteen match sticks.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 1937.1532
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Marks: inscribed: "________ JUNE 4, 1867/C. PARKER/ME____EN, CT."

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This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.


The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman