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.
- 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
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