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Object Name Bandbox
Object ID # 2006.4.2553
Date 1846
Description 1 - bandbox, presumably used for housing a woman's prayer cap
Notes Box is labeled: 2006.4.2553A. Lid is labeled: 2006.4.2553B.

Housed in box 79A.

DVD transcription:
5.12:20 and 14:00 and 17:30 Medium oblong cap box
--Clarence notes that this box is an older style, with older-style wallpaper on it.
--[14:00] Alan suspects that the newspaper lining in this box is the Skippack Naturalist. He notes a public sale advertised for Samuel B. Hendricks in 1846 in Towamencin Township; things to be sold are listed. Some deaths are also listed, including a Maria Landes of Franconia. Clarence draws attention to an advertisement in the bottom of the box for Joseph H. Cassel's new weaving establishment, dated April 1846. Alan notes that Joseph Cassel wove all kinds of things, but he did weave jacquard coverlets. Alan translates the advertisement: "The undersigned announces to the public, and especially his friends, that he has taken up the trade of weaving in all of it's branches, at the house of John Wismer in Skippack, and is making cloth, coverlets, carpets, linsey, and would appreciate the courtesy of [receiving] everybody's work, and it will be performed at the lowest prices. Joseph H. Cassel. April 14, 1846."
--[17:30] John notes something in this newspaper that he finds surprising. One of the things Samuel Hendricks was selling already in 1846 was a cigar shop, where four people could work at one table. The men are surprised that the tobacco industry was already that prominent.
Source Gift of Isaac Clarence Kulp
People Cassel, Joseph H., 1822-1896
Collection Isaac Clarence Kulp Collection