A lap table used for writing. Inside the case is a chalk drawing board, a small inkwell, seven double-sided illustrated practice strips, and some chalk pieces. Inscribed on the bottom: "Shepperd's Comb. Writing & School slate desk/Pat. June 29, 1875 and Jan. 11 + 24, 1877 / C.C. Shepperd, N.Y."
2.5"h, 8"w, 11.5"l
845 N. Jefferson Avenue Port Allen, Louisiana 70767
West Baton Rouge Museum