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Wallet

Object Number: 
1943.346ab
Date: 
1890-1896
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. ( 7.9 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
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 l
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This wallet belonged to Catharine Stewart Herrman (Mrs. Phillip Herrman), mother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Louis Cunningham
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group