Carpet bag

Object Number: 
1940.860
Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Wool, linen, hemp, metal, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 18 x 4 in. ( 29.2 x 45.7 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on lock plate: "Sam Emons"
Description: 
Wool looped-pile bag (carpetbag) on hemp burlap ground with interior metal snap fastener with exterior lock plate for skeleton key, the remains of two leather strap handles attached with metal fittings at the top, leather box bottom with three metal casters, linen lining with the remains of compartment divider with interior metal frame, overall design was probably once floral.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group