Description

Cardboard box with removable lid containing four silk worm cocoons and a description of commercial silk culture in America.

These souvenir cocoons were from the American Silk Department segment of the Centennial International Exhibition of Philadelphia. The paper insert describes the commercial production of spun silk.

Printed on the top of the box: “JOSEPH NEWUMANN. / SILK WORM . MALE MOTHS FEMALE / SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

Directions inside lid of box.

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 6.5 x 4 x 2 cm