A. Purple leather case with thin strip of leather than wraps around and buckles to close. When opened, two flaps unfold and reveal the nail care tools. The tools are held in place with a purple ribbon.
B. Metal cuticle scissors
C. Cuticle knife is short stainless steel blade with black plastic handle
D. Nail file is stainless steel file with black plastic handle
E. Cuticle knife is medium-length stainless steel blade with black plastic handle
F. Nail cleaner is short stainless steel blade with pearlescent orange plastic handle
Franklin "Frank" Bradford Cypher was born in 1875 in Pennsylvania and married Grace E. Hull (b. 1877) in Denver in 1902. Frank worked as a postal carrier in Denver, being promoted to postal foreman by 1920, while Grace was a homemaker. They had no children. This collection is a snapshot of their daily lives: how they groomed and dressed themselves for their days, Frank's tools of his trade as a carrier and then foreman, and some mementos of his retirement from the postal service. Grace passed away in 1944 and Frank followed in 1950.