From the collection of the National Park Service, National Mall and Memorial Parks.
box, fishing tackle
Handmade fishing tackle box containing a length of white, braided twine fitted with a metal fishing swivel, as well as two (2) metal fishing hooks. Dried blood and organic residue inside the box indicates prior use of the item in the field in Vietnam. The artifact was left at The Wall along with five (5) color photographic prints (VIVE (870, 880, 882, 884, & 885), a black & white photographic print (VIVE (881)), an artifact assemblage (VIVE (883)), a sealed, unopened letter (VIVE (949)), & a fabric swatch (VIVE (970)) by an anonymous donor between June - July 1985.
FISHING TACKLE BOX. THE OBJECT CONSISTS OF A HANDMADE FISHING TACKLE BOX COMPRISED OF A SMALL, RECTANGULARLY SHAPED, CLAMSHELL-STYLE, CLEAR POLY-PLASTIC BOX. THE BOX BEARS AN AFFIXED ADHESIVE, WHITE PAPER LABEL AT THE UPPER, PROPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF THE OBVERSE (UPPER) OBJECT SURFACE WHICH HAS WORN AND BECOME ABRADED TO THE POINT OF ILLEGIBILITY. THE PHRASE, "?LIFT TO OPEN ?" IS EXECUTED IN RAISED, BLOCK SCRIPT UPON THE LOWER EDGE OF THE OBVERSE (UPPER) OBJECT SURFACE OF THE BOX. AT THE INTERIOR SURFACE, THE TACKLE BOX PRESENTLY HOUSES A LENGTH OF WHITE, BRAIDED TWINE WITH AN AFFIXED SILVER COLORED METAL FISHING SWIVEL, AS WELL AS TWO (2) LARGE GAUGE, SILVER COLORED METAL FISHING HOOKS. THE OBJECT IS ASSOCIATED WITH VIVE (870, 880 - 885, 949, & 970).
Text of the raised lettering inscription upon the exterior, obverse (upper) object surface is transcribed in full, as follows: "?LIFT TO OPEN ?"
Item Weight: 8.9g
Item Length: 5.0cm
Item Width: 4.5cm
Item Depth: 1.0cm (Box depth)