On View
Slavery and Freedom Gallery
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Peterson, Marquis, American, 1832 - 1896
Subject of
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865
Date
1863-1896
Medium
wood, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/8 × 9 7/16 × 6 1/4 in. (5.4 × 24 × 15.8 cm)
Description
A wooden box owned by Marquis Peterson. The rectangular box is varnished brown and has a lid on top. Embossed on the lid is “55 / Mass. Vol. Inf. / Marquis Peterson.” The lid is connected to the box by two metal hinges. The sides of the box are constructed with dovetail joints and the bottom is nailed in place. A metal clasp runs the length of the box and secures the lid in place at front.
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
boxes (containers)
Topic
Free communities of color
Military
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
United States Colored Troops
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.78.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd578e50928-c017-4fe4-bad0-f0bf53325c1a

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