Souvenir collection in cardboard box

Object Number: 
Z.3055a-gg
Date: 
1917-1920
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper, metal, tobacco, glass, textile
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 18.4 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on paper wrapped around cigars and cigarette: "2 Cigars & a cigarette sent to / Otto . . . , German prisoner / from his home & given by [him?] / to me Feb. 1, 1919." handwritten in pencil: on scrap of paper inside envelope containi
Description: 
Collection of World War I era souvenirs in cardboard candy box from Wallace, New York; collection includes five metal clothing (uniform?) buttons, twelve circular political buttons (including one attached to yellow ribbon, with slogan "VOTES FOR WOMEN"), paper and textile red cross emblems, a tiny book with cloth cover decorated with stars and stripes, two cloth-covered bar pins, a bracelet with oval tag stamped "AMERICAN / 2228 / Y.M.C.A.," a red and black felt patch with "XI" inscribed in a circle, two glass fragments, two metal bar pins, two cigars and one cigarette.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins, 1941
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group