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Purse

Object Number: 
1945.65
Date: 
ca. 1775
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular brown leather purse (pocketbook) with unsecured top flap closure, there are six compartments inside, accordioned along the outer sides.
Gallery Label: 
This pocketbook belonged to Captain Thomas Greenleaf (1755-1798), who fought in the Revolutionary War. He was a printer/newspaper publisher. He put out the New-York Journal and Weekly Register (est. 1787), the New-York Journal and Patriotic Register (est. 1790), and the Argus, or, Greenleaf's New Daily Register (est. 1795).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Donald Leal Greenleaf
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group