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Details

Object ID 004170

Object Name Schuster's Black Hat Box

Object Desc A hexagonal shaped Schuster's black hat box, Milwaukee Wisconsin. Lid has black and white pattern around the sides; "Schuster's/ Milwaukee / Wisconsin" is printed at the center of the lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004156a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Hats

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 10,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 5

Object Date 1950's

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Schuster's,hats,hat box,


Title Schuster's Black Hat Box

Description A hexagonal shaped Schuster's black hat box, Milwaukee Wisconsin. Lid has black and white hexagonal pattern around the sides; "Schuster's/ Milwaukee / Wisconsin" is printed at the center of the lid. Lid has some writing on it in brown; it also has some tears around the side. Two sides of the box have tears in them and are torn along the seam. Box has some broken black strings emerging from the bottom, string reaches along with width of the box on the inside.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 0

Width 12.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 42

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schuster's Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Maker Details Schuster's, officially Ed. Schuster & Co. was a department store chain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, now defunct. The chain opted for neighborhood stores over a downtown location. It was bought in 1962 by Gimbels, which operated for a while as Gimbels Schusters. Schuster's created the locally famous Billy the Brownie elf character in 1927 to promote their annual Christmas Parade in downtown Milwaukee.

Maker Mark Schuster's

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Image Caption CMY4156a-b

Description

Conditions

Date APR 27,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Cardboard and color is worn, espeically arounded edges. The lid has the word "Goodwill" written on it. The lid also has some tears on the right hand side. The box itself has some dent marks and two of the sides have large tears in them. On those two sides the joining seam has been torn from top to bottom. Strings on bottom of the box appear to have been cut.


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