Carpet Bag with Key

Collection Type

  • Household Accessories

Date

ca. 1855

GUSN

GUSN-259347

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

Descriptive Terms

suitcases
wool (textile)
linen (material)
leather
brass (alloy)
paper (fiber product)
weaving
stitching
hand sewing
molding (forming)
floral patterns
geometric motifs
Travel
Wool
Leather
Suitcase

Inscription

"James A. Longley" (cut into)
"ARMSTRONG'S/ Boston & Albany R.R./ BAGGAGE EXPRESS./ CHECK/ [illegible]" (label)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15 x 21 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Helen R. Haddad; Mr. William G. Rogerson, Esq.; Mr. Henry P. Rogerson; Mr. Edward S. Rogerson

Accession Number

2001.237AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)