Engine Company No. 13

H. Barnes1831–44

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Scene depicts firemen pulling Engine No. 13 toward a burning house. Yellow ground color, block printed in pink and white distemper colors and in olive green/brown with glossy finish. This design continues three times around the circumference of the box. Border paper around lid: on green ground, branching stem block-printed in white and pink.

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  • Title: Engine Company No. 13
  • Creator: H. Barnes
  • Date Created: 1831–44
  • Provenance: Ex-coll.: Alexander Drake, no. 23
  • Physical Dimensions: w355 x h440 x d310 cm
  • Markings: Printed label pasted inside lid: "H. BARNES"/ BANDBOX/ MANUFACTORY,/ No. 33 Jones' Alley/ Near Second Street, Opposite Christ Church,/ PHILADELPHIA./ FANCY & RIBBON BOXES MADE IN HANDSOME STYLE/..."
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 44 x 35.5 x 31cm (17 5/16 x 14 x 12 3/16in.)
  • Type: Bandbox and lid
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Block-printed on handmade paper, pasteboard support