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Sail Maker's Bag

1991.293 (RS24589)

Description

Canvas sail maker's bag, of long, vertical duffle-bag shape, natural color, handstitched, the top of copper gromets laced with thin roping ending in macrame', the front of the bag bearing the initials "H.W." in black paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
1) Painted on front of bag: initials ""H.W."". 2) Typed tag: ""SAIL MAKERS BAG / From the Lyman S. Hapgood, house, / Pleasant St., Gloucester.""
Associated Building
Used At Lyman S. Hapgood House. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
macrame (technique)
rope
stitching
thread
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
canvas
DITTY BAG
ditty bags
macrame (technique)
marines (visual works)
rope
stitching
thread
Dimensions
41 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.293
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2285

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