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Object Name Box
Date ca. 1903-1930
Description Rectangular wooden box with inlaid name "Esther" on the top, two inlaid five-pointed stars on the front and back, and an inlaid mariners compass on each side. A screw serves as a handle to open the hinged lid. The box contains a removable tray with four compartments. Made by Paul Wennstrom of Staten Island for his daughter Esther, who was born in 1903.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century, New York)
Acquisition Gift of the Estate of Esther Linquist
Ownership and History This box was made by Staten Island resident Paul Wennstrom (ca. 1875-1971). Mr. Wennstrom worked as a cabinetmaker in his native Finland, but after emigrating to the U.S. in 1893 he worked as an engineer for the U.S. Lighthouse Service, and served as Chief Engineer for the Fire Island Light Vessel No. 68.
Earliest Date 1903
Latest Date 1930
Maker Paul Wennstrom, Staten Island
Lexicon Sub-category Container
Associated People Wennstrom, Paul M.
Catalog Number 94.044.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
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