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Carpet bag

Carpet bag
Carpet bag
Wool, cotton, hemp, leather, metal
Overall: 23 1/4 x 27 x 2 in. ( 59.1 x 68.6 x 5.1 cm )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Emma Frohman
Object Number 
Gallery Label 
This bag belonged to Mrs. Jesse Root Grant, the mother of President Ulysses S. Grant.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group