Footlocker

Object Number: 
INV.8671a-c
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 15 1/4 in. ( 27.3 x 54.6 x 38.7 cm )
Marks: 
painted: top center of lid: "Col. W. H. Paine / A.D.C. / HdQs Army of the / Potomac / D C 1"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden dovetail footlocker with 2 trays inside; handles on the sides, metal hinges at the back of the lid, metal hinge device for securing padlock; overall 8 compartments inside.
Gallery Label: 
This footlocker belonged to Col. William Henry Paine, who served as a surveyor in the Army 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