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Object Name: Mousetraps
Date: 1815-1850
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Medium: Wood, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 4 1/8 x 1 7/8 in. (10.5 x 4.8 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wood mousetraps with metal spring contraption attached.
Credit Line: Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 1932.237i
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Marks: Smaller burnished: "JOKER/MOUSE TRAP/MANUFACTURED BY/ANIMAL TRAP CO./LITITZ, PA., U.S.A."; Larger trap: "JOKER ___ 5/The joke is on the mouse that monkeys around the business end of this outfit/[in monogram] MASTSACH HARDWARE COMP__T NEW YORK MHC/CHEESE THIS HOLE"

Exhibitions:

"Drawn By New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings," New-York Historical Society, September 18, 2008 - January 07, 2009.

"The American Landscapes of Asher B. Durand (1796-1887)," Fundación Juan March, October 1, 2010-January 9, 2011.