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Object Name Case, Display
Other Name Display Case
Object Number 1877.6.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wood and glass; painted with a dark varnish; 4 large coasters; new wood supports at top glass area; floor boards running lengthwise; base is larger than top area; top section lifts off
Date 1876
Dimensions H-93.74 W-55.236 L-90.984 inches
Dimension Details height measurement does not include casters
all measurements approximate at this time
Material wood; glass
Event 1876 Philadelphia Centennial International Exhibition
Provenance 1 of 3 Japanese display cases from the Philadelphia Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, purchased by President Hayes through Thomas Donaldson for $74.50 each at the end of the Centennial Exposition. The cases were used by the Japanese for display purposes at the Exposition. Originally 1 was shipped to the White House and 2 cases sent to A. H. Miller in Fremont, Ohio.
People Donaldson, Thomas
Keeler, Lucy Elliot
Search Terms Japan
Centennial International Exhibition
Thomas Donaldson
Centennial Exposition
Lucy Keeler
Ohio State Archeological Historical Society
wood and glass