Chest

Object Number: 
1949.269
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Wood, iron, paint
Dimensions: 
Chest: 10 1/2 x 24 x 14 in. (26.7 x 61 x 35.6 cm)
Marks: 
stencilled: in black on front of chest: "MARY POWELL/NO 2" written: in pencil on verso of paper tag attached to hasp: "EMPTY/Yonkers/OK 1948"; on reverse of paper tag: "YONKERS/OK 1948" witten: in ink on torn paper tag attached to left handle: "Yonke/Ti
Description: 
Rectangular wooden chest with flat lift top attached with H-shaped hinges, bail handle attached to hinge on each side of chest, hasp, and stencilled inscription on front of chest; inside, layer of brown paper covering plank construction at bottom; chain attached to top and body of chest.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this chest is a "ticket box" from the Hudson River Day Line steamboat Mary Powell.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Alfred van Santyoord Olcott, Former President of the Hudson River Day Line
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group