Prisoner's Box

View of top of box with lid open.

Prisoners in the Toronto Gaol hand carved and inscribed small wooden boxes to pass the time while awaiting trial for their participation in the Rebellion of 1837-38. This box, carved by inmate Joseph Milborn, was sent to Thomas Carfrae, collector at the Port of Toronto.

Prisoner's Box
Joseph Milborn
1837
Thomas Carfrae Papers
Gift of the Ontario Historical Society

Side view:

Side view of box.

Bottom view:

Bottom view of box.

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