Here’s a few of my favorite boxes from the collections!
1992.146.003 Small hatbox: Hochschild and Kohn Co., beige colored box with scenes of Baltimore landmarks in gold.
1992.239.005 Sewing box with wood base, wood dowels woven with pink and naural straw plaits, hinged. Marked Huyler’s, New York, ca. 1900.
1997.083.009a Gift box from Hutzler’s with new Christmas candle, c. 1965.
and here’s the candle!
1988.156.005 Fingerprinting set, complete in case. The kit contains: 6 pieces of cardboard of varying sizes; sensitized card in glassine envelope; blank fingerprint form; address label; glass plate; watch case; glass bottle with cork; tube of black ink; ink roller; 2 jars with lids; optical instrument in cardboard box; cotton in cardboard box. All items were owned by William Weinblatt.
1991.047.001 Carved olive wood etrog container from Palestine owned by Max Zemil. Top is octagonal, hinged and has a carved design in relief on top with Hebrew letters continuous around the outer edge. Box is lined with blue padded silk. Front has key hole for lock. Each side is carved in relief depicting a temple with Hebrew letters over each scene. c1920s
2004.106.003b Small cardboard box with colorful image men and women in 19th century costume, from Wilhelm Bottler Juwelier Gold & Silberarbeiter Rothenburg Tauber. Box contains 1848 gold ducat given to Rabbi Benjamin Szold. This is not the original box that the gold ducat was kept it. The box was, however, part of Rabbi Szold’s wedding gift.