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Tool chests [electronic resource] : symbol and servant

Catalog Data

Author:
Liebhold, Peter  Search this
Shayt, David H  Search this
Gollent, Roman  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Electronic resources
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed August 10, 2000). Browser used: Internet Explorer 5.00.
Curators: Peter Liebhold and David Shayt.
"This web exhibit produced by Roman Gollent."
"The look of tool chests can tell us much about workers and workplaces. While their purpose is to organize, carry, and protect tools, these chests also suggest what workers think of themselves and how society measures the value of their work."
Contents:
Urologist's surgical case, 1830s -- Cabinetmaker's tool chest, about 1818 -- Needleworker's cabinet, 1857 -- Machinist's tool chest, 1860s -- Woodworker with tools, 1860s -- Gentleman's tool chest ad -- Piano maker's tool chest, 1890s -- Upholsterer's chest, late 19th century -- Farrier's box, early 20th century -- Child's tool chest, about 1910 -- Machinist's tool chest, about 1920 -- Ritual circumcisionist's kit, 1950s -- shoeshine kit, 1950s -- Technician's tool case, 1990s
Summary:
A web exhibition that focuses on the various kinds of tool chests, kit bags, and other types of containers used by American workers in a number of different professions during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Topic:
Toolboxes  Search this
Boxes  Search this
Tools--Storage  Search this
Tools--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
HD9999.B72
Electronic Resource HD9999.B72
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_602843