Bandboxes were made from an early form of cardboard. The pieces were sewn together, and the box was covered with wallpaper. Used to hold hats, caps, gloves, scarves and other accessories, as well as small pieces of clothing, they were often used when traveling.


Bibliographic Information:

Bandbox, 1845-1855, pasteboard, paper, H: 4 5/8 x D: 8 1/4 in. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Mrs. Winslow Robinson, N0207.1976.