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Tape measure

Object Number: 
2002.1.1925
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Celluloid, cloth
Dimensions: 
1/2 x 1 3/4 in. diameter
Description: 
This small tape measure was probably a woman's sewing notion. It has a flag with blue and red corners with a few stars, and a eagle with a banner diagonally in the center. This side reads "Souvenir Pan-American Exposition/ Buffalo N.Y. 1901". On the reverse is a drawing of two women in draped in yellow and red cloth that takes the shape of the North and South American continents. The measuring tape is cloth.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group