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Collection Fort Nisqually Permanent Collection
Object ID Number 2003.16.01
Object Name Box, Shaving
Description Mid-19th century shaving box, features mirror that can be folded out to stand upright, and drawer. Measures 10 1/4 inches long, 7 1/8 inches wide, 11 inches tall when opened with mirror propped up, 3 inches tall when closed. The mirror measures 4 inches by 6 3/4 inches, and has a crack in the lower corner. This shaving box matches up with the description of the "wooden shaving box" as mention in the Ross Report on page 179, including a reference to such a box at Fort Vancouver, and "shaving boxes" are listed on packing lists of trade goods sent to Fort Nisqually for sale in the shop.
Date c. 1850
Search Terms Shaving Kit
Shaving box
Men's toiletry kit
Trade Goods
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