Miniature mail box

Object Number: 
2000.899
Date: 
1930-1940
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on the front: "U.S./ MAIL"
Description: 
Miniature wooden mailbox with a metal mail slot and pencil drawn label, "U.S./ MAIL."
Gallery Label: 
This miniature mail box was made by the donor's father, Louis Wintner (1873-1969), a New York City engineer. Mr. Wintner grew up in Brooklyn, studied at the Pratt Institute and began working for General Incandescent Arc Light Company (now General Electric) around 1893. He helped design the first electric traffic light in New York. This miniature represents the intersection of Mr. Wintner's career as an engineer and his favorite hobby, woodworking.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nancy Wintner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group