Billfold

Billfold
Title
Billfold
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Leather, linen
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/8 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1 x 11.1 x 6 cm )
Description 
Dark brown leather billfold; inside, spine lined with light brown leather, compartment on each side lined with white linen, each compartment divided by leather partition.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number 
INV.8671vv
Gallery Label 
This billfold was among the items found in the footlocker of William H. Paine, who served as a surveyor with the Army engineers during the Civil War. Paine was responsible for devising systems and tools to better facilitate the surveyor's tasks, including patenting a coiled steel tape measure.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group