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Object NameBookend
Manufactured BySYROCO (Syracuse Ornamental Company)
DescriptionOne end of a bookend set. Molded wood relief portrait of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt set within a classical aedicule of two pilasters supporting a pediment. The set might have been made after FDR’s death in 1945. Twentieth century artifacts made by the Syracuse Ornamental Company (SYROCO)" in the Plastics Collection include decorative boxes, bookends, plaques and picture frames made of molded wood pulp, wood flour, and plastics.
Dimensions6" x 5"
Date Manufactured1940s
MaterialMolded Wood
Material Trade NameSyroco Wood
Manufacturing ProcessCompression Molded
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2010.056.05
DonorGift of Alexander Holstein
Broad SubjectHousehold Items and Furnishings (except kitchen)
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