Size: Loaf of bread
Recorded: May, 2016
Found: New Hampshire, United States
Material: Painted Wood
Thanks to Kitty Mervine for submitting this item!
It’s a box, with a double-hinged lid, and compartments inside. This one is a bit different from most of these you’re likely to see because it has a lid, and no straps. Most boxes like this were worn, and almost exclusively by women. Some places in Las Vegas still have similar things, and they’re still worn. And still by women.
The box contained very specific things, and in specific locations.
I’ve take the liberty of removing some writing from the inside of the lid, as it surely would have given it away.
It’s a cigarette box. Each compartment held a different brand of loose cigarettes. The box would be passed around after a meal or during drinks at a club. It’s a smaller version of the trays that cigarette girls used to wear as they sold cigarettes to casino and bar patrons.
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