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Object ID 1976.003
Object Name Knife
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line Gift of Mr. E.H. Rankin, Sr.
Date 1876
Description Small souvenir penknife from the 1876 Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia: The body of the knife is tin and has different designs on each side. On one side: banner with "Souvenir of Philadelphia." On reverse: an image of the Liberty Bell with text " 1776", "The Liberty Bell" and "Independence Hall". The knife contains a folding blade and small file and there is a ring for attaching to a chain at the end opposite the blade.

Dimensions W-0.5 L-2.125 inches
Dimension Details closed dimensions
Subjects Commemoration
Centennial celebrations
Search Terms 1876 Centennial Exposition
Pen Knives
The Liberty Bell
Independence Hall
Material Tin; steel blades
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Event 1876 Centennial Exposition