Passed in the family, it is not clear which husband gave her this box. Family legend was that George D. Cochren gave it to her shortly after they married in 1912 in Kansas. Dating the style of the box by McGraw Box Company, McGraw, NY will help to determine which is the most likely. Most styles found online appear to be square shaped boxes rather than this style. It appears to have metal (art nouveau?) trim, a tiny brass lock, satin lining, a mirror, and dovetail construction. The manufacturers name and address are incised on the bottom. It has some interesting slots inside that I know must have served some purpose (hair combs, hat pins?).
|Annie Brown Willaard with 3rd husband, Daniel Verne Willard|
|Annie Brown with 2nd husband, George Daniel Cochren|
|On bottom: McGraw Box Company, MNFG, McGraw, NY|