Box, Ballot

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Description Tin rectangular box with attached hinged lid; lid has raised scroll/shield design with cut-out slot and attached swivel oval wire handle; swivel latch attached to lid front and overhangs box front and metal loop attached to box front, presumed used with removable locking mechanism. Two holes drilled into back. Exterior painted overall with dark blue paint (flaked/scratched); thin gold/yellow painted line on lid and two sets of two on box; rusty/dirty painted(?) design on top of lid. Interior unpainted.

One of two ballot boxes (see also 260-5) used at first election held in Oshkosh when Edward Eastman was elected mayor on April 5, 1853. These boxes were used in the first and second wards. They were later used by the women at school elections.
Dimensions H-6.75 W-6.5 L-9 inches
Dimension notes Height included handle on lid; width includes latch.
Year Range from 1853
Year range to 1870
Material Metal/Paint
Object ID 260-5-T1
Object Name Box, Ballot
Owned City of Oshkosh
People Eastman, Edward
Related Publications Oshkosh Public Museum Newsletter, Winter 2004.
Used City of Oshkosh
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