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Catalog Number 06982
Object Name Inkwell
Collection Merci Train
Year Range from 1944.0
Year Range to 1949.0
Description Clear glass inkwell; lid has a hinged opening; the hinge and ring are both brass. Masking tape on the bottom with a '12' written on it. The brass top has a beaded design that circles the neck of the inkwell.
Dimensions H-2.75 W-2.175 D-2 inches
Material glass, brass
Provenance The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, was the 1949 Europe-US response to the Friendship Train. Composed of 49 cars and filled with "gifts of gratitude", the Merci Train arrived in New York City on February 3, 1949, and was divided amongst the 48 states with the remaining car to be shared by the District of Columbia and Hawaii.
Search Terms Merci Train
France
World War II
WWII
Category Historical General Collections