Footlocker

Footlocker
Title
Footlocker
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Isidore L. Rosenzweig, in Memory of Bessie and Isidore L. Rosenzweig, 1978
Object Number 
INV.8671a-c
Marks 
painted: top center of lid: "Col. W. H. Paine / A.D.C. / HdQs Army of the / Potomac / D C 1"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group