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Object Name Carpetbag
Common Name Carpet bag
Catalog Number 1936.37
Date ca. 1865
Material(s) Cotton/Wool/Leather/Brass
Dimensions H-12.25 W-14 D-5.25 inches
Description This carpet bag has a floral pattern in red, taupe, dark brown, and grey colors on a brown background. The bag is pieced together from two pieces of carpet that have slightly different colors and patterns. The base is made of tooled leather and has an pattern of a rectangle with two large X-shapes in side of it. The bag has two large interior compartments and is lined with cotton or linen. The handle is brass and is affixed to a metal strip that shapes the closure. The closure has a brass lock that has a keyhole in the center and has an inscription on the face.
Collection Anne Thomas Collection
Subjects Luggage
Handbags
Purses
Fashion
Search Terms Carpet bags
American Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS