Box of cocoons
Paper, organic material
overall (in box): 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Purple cardboard box with removable lid containing four silk worm cocoons and a description of commercial silk culture in America.
These souvenir cocoons were from the American Silk Department segment of the Centennial International Exhibition of Philadelphia. The paper insert describes the commercial production of spun silk.
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