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Star and compass ditty box

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

This pine box is in the shape of a book with veneered, inlaid patterns. On the spine are diamond inlays with label-like "David Poor." [compass star], "1862." Glued inside the lid is a news clipping about the death of an employee of Poor's. David Poor's wife made two quilts with this same pattern, also owned by the Maine Historical Society.

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  • Title: Star and compass ditty box
  • Creator: Poor, David Noble
  • Creation Date: 1862
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Pine
  • Dimensions (cm): 8 x 28 x 19
  • Local Code: 1994.175.1
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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