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Revolutionary purse

Object Number: 
188
Date: 
1770-1790
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 2 x 1/4 in. ( 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Red leather coin purse with green leather interior, accordioned on the two longer sides; both the front and back have a vertical strap which tucks into a loop for closure, and open to a compartment, but the two sides are oriented in opposing directions.
Gallery Label: 
A note found with this purse, naming DeWitt Clinton Falls as the donor, states that the purse was used during the Revolutionary War era.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. DeWitt C. Falls, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group