Overall: 1 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 15.9 x 13.3 cm )
tooled: center of both sides, both inside and outside: "New York"
Brown tooled leather purse (pocketbook) with a strap at the center of the top flap which wraps around the purse and slides under leather slits; when opened, each side contains a pocket.
This wallet belonged to Uriah Corning of Preston, Connecticut during his time in New York in the late 18th century. It appears to have been a tourist souvenir, as all sides have "New York" tooled in the leather.
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy, 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.