Carpet bag

Object Number: 
1923.74
Date: 
1850-1890
Medium: 
Wool, linen, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 15 x 3 3/8 in. ( 43.2 x 38.1 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Wool looped-pile purse (carpet bag) in floral design, with rolled-carpet handle extending from left to right sides, rectangular flap with metal clasp closure in the center and metal hooks on each edge to attach to eyes on the body of the bag, printed floral linen lining, interior box bottom.
Gallery Label: 
This carpetbag was from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group