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Christmas gift box for Haeberlein-Metzger Nuremberg lebkuchen

Object | Accession Number: 2004.721.7

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    Christmas gift box for Haeberlein-Metzger Nuremberg lebkuchen

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    Brief Narrative
    Haeberlein-Metzger Nuremberg lebkuchen packaging chest decorated with colorful images of gingerbread people, Christmas angels and ornaments. Lebkuchen is a biscuit similar to gingerbread cookies traditionally baked as a Christmas treat. It has been associated with Nuremberg since the 14th century and a variation known as Nuremberg Lebkuchen by law can only be produced in that city. The boxes and tins are often collected. This version was produced circa 1945 during the Nazi era in Germany.
    manufacture:  approximately 1945
    manufacture: Nuremberg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    lid exterior, printed within white banner, blue ink : Nürnberger Lebkuchen
    base, front and back, printed, blue ink : Haeberlein-Metzger
    lid interior, printed, gray and red ink : Haeberlein Metzger / H M / Nürnberger Lebkuchen
    Manufacturer: Haeberlein-Metzger

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    Rectangular, wooden box base with a red cloth tape hinged fiberboard lid covered in decorative paper with a green background and multicolored images associated with gingerbread cookies and Christmas. The lid top has an angel holding a white banner with blue German text and ornaments in the shape of people and animals, such as a horse, a dog and deer. Similar themes are repeated on all sides. The identical right and left side panels designs feature the company logo of a mounted knight spearing a dragon. The identical front and back panels feature ornaments, such a heart shaped wreaths and a man and woman in traditional dress. The lid interior is covered with white paper printed with German text within the red and gray cityscape of Nuremberg, the Haeberlein-Metzger logo. The base bottom is cardboard covered in light brown paper with edges trimmed with white, decorative paper. A number is stamped upside down on the inside back.
    overall: Height: 5.375 inches (13.653 cm) | Width: 12.500 inches (31.75 cm) | Depth: 8.625 inches (21.908 cm)
    overall : wood, paper, cardboard, adhesive, ink, paint
    base interior panel, upside down, stamped, black ink : 2(0?)

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    Administrative Notes

    The box was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-09-12 10:48:11
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