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Fire (or silver) bag

Description

Hand stitched bag w/ circular base; double row stitching at base and single side seam. Casing at top has drawstring. Used to collect valuables in event of fire.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1860
Inscriptions
Stencilled on bag: ""W. GERRY./ CHARLESTOWN.""
Material
linen (material)
stitching
Object type
Container
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
BAG
bags (generic containers)
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
stitching
Dimensions
50 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1935.1404
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Ruth Child
GUSN
17260

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