This box is up for sale on e-bay right now…
This is a standard Tall Hasp with Feet box. However, found on the bottom is this…
And also this label – which I’ve numbered as 2.1 on my website, http://www.lanecedarbox.com.
I googled Burcie Rains and found she was born in 1910 and died in 1987 and is buried 14 miles from where this box is currently. In 1929 she would have been 18 years old and graduating from high school. I was also able to find that Nancy Fiscus was Burcie and Herbert Fiscus’ daughter and in 1945 she would have been 10 yrs. old. Perhaps Burcie gave the box to her daughter?
Everything lines up for this box to be distributed as part of the Lane Girl Graduate Plan in 1929. This is the earliest date I have been able to attribute to ANY box! And, I now have a date for the label as well! Very cool!
I have a bid in on the box…one I may need to have for the collection.