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Paperweight

Object Number: 
2002.1.1532
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
3/8 x 4 in. diameter
Description: 
This bright orange disk has four photographs of New York Subway stations on one side and reads in black "Concrete For Permanence/ Six Million Barrels/ Giant Portland Cement/ In N.Y. City Subways, Tunnels and Water supply." On the reverse a very poor drawing of the Sphinx with the caption "Egypt", and the words "Giant Portland Cement Co./ Portland Cement/ Philadelphia- New York- Boston".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group