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Traveling bag (fragment)

Object Number: 
1947.457
Date: 
1830-1835
Medium: 
Silk, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 10 in. ( 14.6 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label: "RICHARD HARRISON/Saddler & Harness/and Trunk Maker/90 Broadway/New York"
Description: 
Inside section of a leather traveling bag; brocaded silk with blue striping sewn around rectangular section of cardboard; printed paper label of Richard Harrison, saddler, harness and trunk maker, glued to surface.
Gallery Label: 
The leather bag which this fragment came from was owned by William Gardiner Jones, the great-grandfather of the donor. The maker of the leather bag, saddler Richard Harrison, is listed in the New York City directories between 1830 and 1835.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Chaudor Dickinson in memory of her mother Mrs. Adeline Dickinson Chaudor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group