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Book Slate + 2 Docu.

Object Number: 
INV.1901
Date: 
1867-1880
Medium: 
Textile, cardboard, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 21.3 x 13 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
embossed: on front cover: "SILICA / BOOK / SLATE / QUARTZ / SURFACE / NEW YORK / SILICATE BOOK SLATE CO. 101 FULTON ST" embossed: on back cover: "ENTER . . [illegible] ACT OF CONGRESS / ON . . . JAN 1867 / NEW YORK SILICATE SLATE CO / . . . OFFICE . . .
Description: 
Slate book with four black painted cardboard pages, two with handwritten notations; covered in brown textile with embossed inscriptions on front and back.
Gallery Label: 
In a letter dated April 10, 1958, found with the object, the donor refers to this slate book as "a little item that came down through the family."
Credit Line: 
Gift of William H. Ewen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group