6 in HIGH
(15.24 cm HIGH)
Lent by Mrs. Thomas B. Porter

California Kitchen

Cheese box w/ lid b. "Belonged to Dr. O.C. Marshall's grandmother, Adeline Chase Kinsman's mother, Maria Mussger (?) Kinsman -- born 1820 -- New Hampshire," brought to California? Calif kit. From the History Information Station: Object: Wooden Storage Box. Made of strips of wood softened in water, and wrapped around a frame, with their ends nailed together. History: This box was a multipurpose storage container. Boxes like this might be purchased full of herbs or cheese, and then reused to hold candy or pieces of soap or sewing supplies.

Used: Maria Kinsman ~ New Hampshire

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