Orleans Parish ballot box

unknownbetween 1840 and 1890

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, United States

Mid to late 19th century ballot box used for Orleans Parish elections. The box is hand made of walnut with hand wrought iron hasp hinges and locking mechanism. It is missing one handle as well as missing a padlock and keys. Part of the original decal is still affixed to the side of the box indicating that it was used in an Orleans Parish polling district. The base is a later addition and is designed to be removed.


  • Title: Orleans Parish ballot box
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: between 1840 and 1890
  • Physical Dimensions: 27 1/4" x 16 1/2" x 11"
  • Type: ballot boxes
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • Medium: walnut (wood); iron (metal)
  • Art Form: Tools & Equipment; Furniture
  • Support: Walnut and iron
  • Original Title: Orleans Parish ballot box
  • Credit Line: Partial gift of Romnie Leleux and James W. McLaughlin
  • Accession Number: 2009.01

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