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Fire Bag

1991.1399 (RS34633)

Description

Long rectangular sack open at one end; stenciled across the front with the name of: "R.P. Gilbert" ; and a single row of vermillian thread runs across the top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1840
Inscriptions
Stenciled on the front of the bag is the name: R.P. Gilbert . On a paper bag is this inscription: Fuebag from Hartford, Connecticut/To pack the family valuables in for quick removal in case of fire.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
hand sewing
hemp (fiber)
stenciling
thread
Object type
Household Accessory
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
BAG, FIRE
bags (generic containers)
Fiddle Thread
hand sewing
Hemp
hemp (fiber)
Machine Sewn
Stenciled
stenciling
thread
Dimensions
55 x 17 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1399
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2925

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