Card Case

Mother of Pearl Card Case, 1887

A small card case decorated with squares of mother of pearl on the outside, and inside lined with blue velvet. This object belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_2

Location: Shelf 32 Box 2

Subject: Card Case

Format: Miscellaneous

William Travers Jerome memento, 1909

Made of pewter, this small rectangular box with a hinge top was likely meant to hold calling cards. On one side is a profile portrait of William Travers Jerome with the date "MAY-7-MCMIX" engraved towards the bottom. On the reverse side is text at the top that reads "COMMITTEE" and below are a list of names engraved into the metal. Names include S. L. Clemens, Austen G. Fox, and Elbridge Gerry. This calling card case was a party favor from a special dinner honoring William Travers Jerome, held on May 7, 1909 in New York. A story about the event in the New York Times detailed the dinner and Jerome's accomplishments. Robert Bridges was likely in attendance at that dinner.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2012.12_3

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: Card Case

Format: Miscellaneous

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