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This ornate container, possibly a jewelry box, was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail. The box may be made of tin covered in gilt and once had a hinged lid. It is ornately decorated with flourishes and floral patterns and stands on four outcurved legs.

Date: 1840-1950

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Item Number: 449038
Call Number: 14SH372 2017.C.2264 Fitzgerald donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 449038

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