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Early Wallpaper Band Box
This charming wallpaper box has a scene comprised of a Pennsylvania man and woman, apple trees and a house. The pattern has been carefully placed to maximize the impact of the repeat. The newspaper used to line the box is from Tyrone, PA and dated May 24,1883. (Tyrone is a borough in Blair County. It was on the Main Line Canal and eventually became known as "The Hub of the Highways" because of the convergence of 4 railroads and three main highways. In 1900 5,847 people lived there - slightly higher than the 2000 census.)
The box measures 14 1/2" x 10" x 7 1/8". The stitching of the cover to the band is almost 100% perfect. It is loose around the area of the band seam. The original green can be seen underneath the band and on the bottom of the box. The top of the cover has some stains. Please review the photos.
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