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Native Americans in the Chesapeake region and New England grew tobacco for ceremonial and religious purposes. English colonists quickly began growing and shipping it overseas and it became one of the most important crops of the Chesapeake region. Smoking tobacco in long clay pipes was a popular custom among men and women in the eighteenth century. A New England family used this box to store such pipes and the loose tobacco they used.


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Pipe box

date   c. 1790
location   New England
width   5.437"
height   18.625"
depth   3.75"
process/materials   wood
item type   Household Goods/Household Accessory
accession #   #1879.37

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