Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.


Leather, metal
Overall: 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. ( 7.9 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm )
Dark brown leather wallet with a flap on one side nearly the size of the wallet which closes with a metal clasp at the bottom center, this side of the wallet has five compartments with accordioned sides and one envelope style pocket; the other side opens into one pocket on one side and two pockets opposite, one houseing an ivory note leaf with a leather loop at the top center with which to remove it from its pocket.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Louis Cunningham
Object Number 
stamped: under flap: "C. S. Herrman / 340 W. 14. ST." handwritten: one side of ivory leaf, in pencil: "C W Herrman / Highland Pl. / Ulster Co., / NY. / box 13 / City address / 340 West 14th St. / New York City / N. Y." handwritten: one side of ivory leaf, in pencil: "Christman / December 25th 1896 / Thanksgiving / November 26th 1896"
Gallery Label 
This wallet belonged to Catharine Stewart Herrman (Mrs. Phillip Herrman), mother of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group