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Snuff box which belonged to J Halbert, of Sanquhar

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Snuff is powered tobacco, taken by sniffing up the nose.  This strange habit gained wide social acceptance in the 19th century, but was eventually overtaken by smoking.
Materials/Media:
wood
Dimensions:
diameter 76mm, height 18mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Digital Number:
SQAC010n
Creation Date:
1843
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council