US Navy seaman's carved souvenir trinket box

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Titles US Navy seaman's carved souvenir trinket box
Description Ditty box owned by United States Navy Seaman Edward R. Stensrud. The wooden box, originally painted red, white and blue, is now yellowed from varnish. The box fastens with an iron clasp and contains a removable tray. It also contains souvenirs relating to Stensrud's WWI service and subsequent life; see ID Numbers 1976.28.B through 1976.28.S. One of Stenrud's dogtags, ID Number 1976.28.S, is attached to the front of the box. The brass hinged lid and side of the box are carved and painted with details of Stensrud's military service, including: "E.R. / STENSRUD SK-2C / EASTLEIGH, ENG. AVN. / WORLD WAR I / 1917-1918", "U.S. NAVY", and "E.R. STENSRUD / U.S. NAVY / APRIL 19,1917 / OCT. 21, 1919 / SK 2C". Railway tags have been pasted on each end of the box. One reads, "London and South Western Ry / TO / GOSPORT".
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13 7/8 inches width
10 1/2 inches depth
8 7/8 inches height
Nomenclature ditty box
Materials wood (plant material)
iron (metal)
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
Subjects Owned/used by: Stensrud, Edward Raymond
Source: United States, Navy
Used in: United States
Used during: World War I
World War, 1914-1918--Collectibles
Military. 1914-1918 (World War I). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Approximately 1917 - Approximately 1918
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1976.28.A (Accession Number)

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