Medal box from Erie Canal

Object Number: 
INV.840ab
Date: 
1825
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 in. ( 1.3 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: label in base reads; "THIS BOX was made out of a piece of wood brought from Erie in the first Canal Boat THE SENECA CHIEF," label in lid reads; "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK" surrounding an eagle perched on a half-globe.
Description: 
Circular medal box made of relic wood associated with the Erie Canal; turned two-part box with paper label in each half; label in base reads; "THIS BOX was made out of a piece of wood brought from Erie in the first Canal Boat THE SENECA CHIEF," label in lid reads; "PRESENTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK" surrounding an eagle perched on a half-globe.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group