Fire (or silver) bag

Date

1835-1860

GUSN

GUSN-17260

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

Descriptive Terms

bags (generic containers)
stitching
linen (material)
Linen
Hand Stitched
BAG

Inscription

Stencilled on bag: ""W. GERRY./ CHARLESTOWN.""

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

50 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ruth Child

Accession Number

1935.1404

Places

Massachusetts (United States)