The key was last week's item, and I am starting with the key again...
I saw this listed on Amazon for $14.97! And it ties into today's show and tell. I love little boxes...these are mini treasure chests from the past.
demands, Lane introduced an efficient assembly system at its factory. When the plant reconverted to the peacetime production of cedar chests, workers and management were able to adopt some of the mass production methods they had learned during the war emergency. Reaching new heights of production and prosperity in the 1920s, Lane began to advertise its products nationally.
Lane advertisements reached a high point during World War II, persuading thousands of GIs leaving for overseas to purchase a Lane Hope Chest for the sweethearts they were leaving behind. Ads combined romantic images of men in uniform and their fiancees with patriotic slogans and the well-known face of national spokeswoman, and symbol of all things American, Shirley Temple.
For those who have the old large Lane chests--or if you are a reseller, there is a serious concern about the old style latches on all “Lane” and “Virginia Maid” brand cedar chests manufactured between 1912 and 1987, and they need to be replaced. Chests can be identified by the brand name “Lane” or “Virginia Maid” located inside the cedar chest. These chests are often handed down through families or purchased second-hand. I saw this while I was researching for the article, and I thought it was important enough to copy and paste here.
http://www.lanefurniture.com/ to order the free replacement hardware. Consumers should have the chest's serial and style numbers, which are branded on the outside bottom or back of the chest, available when contacting Lane."
Even though Henri Cartier-Bresson is talking about the camera, I think this works for little treasure boxes also...“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.”