LARGE CARPET BAG

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Item Code: 953-170

Original carpet bag typical of the Civil War and Reconstruction era.  Main body constructed of heavy “carpet”; bottom of stiff board with tarred cloth. A hinged metal frame keeps the top edge rigid and a pair of leather handles were sewn at the top. The front handle has broken off but is inside; back handle has been restitched in place.  There is a simple brass escutcheon plate mounted on the frame in the front. The maker’s name “TERRY & CO” appears around the top of the key hole.

Carpet material retains good pattern and color. Bottom remains solid with six round, brass pads.

A white cotton “lining” is complete and present, but unattached inside.

A typical “carpet bag” of the era.  [jet]

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