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Man's Wallet with Box
1934
Original Owner:Originally owned by Lewis Fox , American, 1904 - 1976
(.1) Black leather wallet with gold-plated metal medallion and corner tips in (.2a,b) cardboard box covered with printed paper and copper tone foil
Primary Dimensions (length x width x depth of box): 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3/4in. (12.1 x 8.9 x 1.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: (.1) Man's bi-fold wallet in black leather with 14 karat gold tips and a gold medallion applied to the center of the front monogrammed "LF" for Lewis Fox. The wallet is divided into compartments on the left to hold a rail pass and driver's license and a full length compartment accomodates dollar bills. On the right side a small compartment closes with a leather tap and is designed to hold coins. (.2a,b) The original box is made of cardboard with a removable lid.
Inscription: (.1) Monogrammed on metal medallion applied to front of wallet: "LF"; Stamped in gold metallic ink on inside of wallet: "LEWIS FOX". (.2a) Inscribed on inside of box lid in blue ink: "Happy birthday. 1934. / to my beloved / Lewis / [Maimchen]". Folded note included in wallet written in blue ink on ecru paper reads on recto: "A bright + happy / birthday / to my darling / Lewis / Lovingly + devotedly / [Maimchen]" and on the verso, "July 20 / 1904 / July 20 / 1934."
Object Number: 1980.87.16.1-.2ab
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