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Billfold

Object Number: 
INV.8671vv
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group