Catalog Date: 
7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Object Name: 
Box, Storage
box was made by 1st generation American Basque boy in 1908; amazingly well made for 9 year old making the box; eggs may be interesting to see what birds laid them
Record As: 
Record Date: 
Record From: 
Paul Azcuenaga
eggs birds eggs first generation American
Handmade wooden box that is painted white except for the bottom; white box carries 29 eggs that have been hollowed out by a needle on one side or have been cracked; the box is white, except for the bottom and was made in 1908 by Louis Azcuenaga when he was 9 years old in the Jordan Valley; the top of the box is made of a large piece of wood similar to that of the bottom; the lid is held onto the box by two stiff straps of leather on the back that is painted white but some of the leather is showing due to wear; they seem to be bolted down by 2 screws on both sides; the front of the lid has a strap bolted down in he same fashion as the back ones but the side has a buckle coming up to latch onto the leather coming down from the lid; the box itself is made of multiple pieces of wood with one for each side and one large one for the bottom; the inside has five horizontal rows that have dividers made of different pieces of wood and are painted white just like the rest of the inside; the inside of each of the rows is layered by sheep wool and each row has a number of eggs on top of the wool with wool covering them also; in all there are 29 eggs with, from the front to back go 8, 4, 4, 6, 7 eggs in each row respectively; these eggs also are different types and colors with most having speckles and are colored in reddish brown, tan, brown, grey, black and blue; found in CS1.Row2.SEC1.SHF2 by Jeff Washburn on 7/21/2009