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Object ID 001269

Object Name Leather portfolio

Object Desc Leather portfolio with stamped design and gold colored metal closure. Interior hold letter opener, pen, pencil, stamps/addresses, and has three compartments for other supplies.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001086a-f

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General Category History

Category Business/Office


Source Category Donation

Accession Date DEC 22,2013

Credit/Acknowledgement Gloria Boyell

Location Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit

Object Date 1926

Start Year Range 1926

End Year Range 1926

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords doctors,Eisenberg, Dr. Joseph,News Boys of Yesterday,portfolios,letter openers,thermometers,writing tablets,physicians,

Title Leather portfolio

Description Leather portfolio (1086a) with stamped cover and gold colored metal closure. Interior of portfolio includes the following: - Small flap stamped "stamps addresses" in gold which holds a small leather address book (1086b) which has not been used. - Large square compartment which closes with leather flap. Empty. - Leather slot for small paper calendar (1086c). Inside of portfolio is stamped in gold with the following inscription: "To Dr. Jos. J. Eisenberg From Admiring Frieds The News Boys of Yesterday 12-9-26" -Small leather sheath for small letter opener with yellow blade and tortoiseshell handle (1086d). - Center holder marked "pencil" in gold. - Center holder marked "fountain pen" in gold. - Each side has large slot for writing tablet or other materials. One side contains "The Armsworth writing tablet." (1086e-f) The News Boys of Yesterday was a club made up of former newsboys in Milwaukee.


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Height 9.75

Length 0

Width 8

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are for the portfolio itself. 1086b measures 4" x 2.25". 1086c measures 3.5" x 4.75" when unfolded, 2" x 2.5" when folded. 1086d measures 3.75" in length, 1086 e-f measure 8" x 5.25."

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Image Caption CMY1086a-f



Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Edges show some wear, especially interior binding edges. Top right corner has a crease. Metal closure has some green colored corrosion.


Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit from Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit - automatic entry by admin