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Carpet Bag with Key

Description

Wool, tapestry bag in green, brown, red floral pattern; alligator mouth, hinges above leather reinforcement on sides; leather handles and wrap-around base with brass escutcheon plate and brass feet; manufacturer name on plate, above and below keyhole; small skeleton key attached; hand-sewn muslin lined interior with luggage divider; suctoms and baggage stickers on leather.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1855
Inscriptions
"James A. Longley" (cut into)
"ARMSTRONG'S/ Boston & Albany R.R./ BAGGAGE EXPRESS./ CHECK/ [illegible]" (label)
Material
brass (alloy)
hand sewing
leather
linen (material)
molding (forming)
paper (fiber product)
stitching
weaving
wool (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
floral patterns
geometric motifs
hand sewing
Leather
leather
linen (material)
molding (forming)
paper (fiber product)
stitching
Suitcase
suitcases
Travel
weaving
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
15 x 21 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2001.237AB
Credit Line
Gift from Mrs. Helen R. Haddad; Mr. William G. Rogerson, Esq.; Mr. Henry P. Rogerson; Mr. Edward S. Rogerson
GUSN
259347

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