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Pocket Calendar w/ document

Object Number: 
1935.137
Date: 
1841
Medium: 
Ivory, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 0.6 x 5.1 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on silver shield: "Egbert Benson./Ald. 3d. Ward./1841."
Description: 
Rectangular ivory pocket calendar with rounded lower edge; silver hinge clasp at top and pin at bottom; calendar opens to reveal six ivory pages which open like a fan, each marked Monday through Saturday; silver shield-shaped mount in center engraved "Egbert Benson./Ald. 3d Ward./1841." Slot at side to hold pencil (missing).
Gallery Label: 
This pocket calendar belonged to Egbert Benson (1789-1866), an alderman of New York from 1835-41, 45-46 and its President, 1836-38.
Credit Line: 
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group