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Paperweight

Object Number: 
1939.215
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 3.2 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Glass paperweight; circular with lithographic image of downtown Manhattan affixed to base and visible through rounded top.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the classical style building pictured in the lithograph is the old New York City court house at Park Row and Center Street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Skinner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group