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Object Name: Pencil
Date: 1873
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Medium: Wood, graphite
Dimensions: Overall: 17 x 1 3/4 in. ( 43.2 x 4.4 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Jersey City
Description: Oversize wooden pencil with octagonal cylindrical shaft, tapering point, and graphite lead at tip.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Thomas Nast
Object Number: 1906.11
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Marks: printed label: on pencil shaft: "DIXON'S Graphite Pencils" printed label: on pencil shaft: "[DIX]ON CRUCIBLE CO. Jersey City, N.J."

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This oversize pencil was presented to the illustrator Thomas Nast (1840-1902) during a lecture tour in 1873.