Purse

Object Number: 
149b
Date: 
1795-1802
Medium: 
Leather, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 12.1 x 18.4 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: across inside of top flap: "F. S(illeg.) / [inscription stricken and illeg.] / Oct. 1st. 1802 / No. 101 Broadway N. York / 1 Nov. 1803"
Description: 
Red leather purse (pocketbook) with a flap across the top having a vertical strap at the center which wraps around to the reverse side and fits into a loop for closure; the inside has two compartments with accordined sides, there is a pocket above the top compartment to hold a writing instrument.
Gallery Label: 
Based on the handwriting and the stricken portions of the inscription inside this pocketbook, it appears as if it had two owners.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group