Carpet bag

Object Number: 
1918.38
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Wool, cotton, hemp, leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 27 x 2 in. ( 59.1 x 68.6 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Wool looped-pile bag (carpetbag) on hemp burlap ground, with carpet strap handle in the center at top, edges lined with red cotton fabric tape, two leather straps on the curved flap closing which attach to metal buckles on leather straps on the body of the bag, boxed sides, overall geometric floral design.
Gallery Label: 
This bag belonged to Mrs. Jesse Root Grant, the mother of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Emma Frohman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group