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Folk art : Prison art box, 1950s-1960s.

Prison-Art-1

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$ 95

[Unattributed]
American
Prison art box, 1950s-1960s
Cigarette packs
4-½ x 5-½ x 5-½ inches
Unsigned.

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Product Description

[Unattributed]
American
Prison art box, 1950s-1960s
Cigarette packs
4-½ x 5-½ x 5-½ inches
Unsigned.

One of the nicest examples of Prison Art Cigarette Box I have seen. This one is made from Kools cigarette packs. Has nice age and a “dirt” layer on it. Was probably in someone’s garage for a time. Probably circa late 1950s early 1960s (based on the Kools design). Purchased it from Brimfield. Was a real find. The weaving is elaborate. The bottom of the box flares out and becomes the feet. Really ingenious.

 

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 6 in

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