Doctor's Bag


This doctor’s bag, also known as a gladstone bag, was made in Italy, undetermined date. The bag was used by Duke Ellington on his many travels. It is made of black stained leather with brass fittings. The bag is stamped:

DR. E.K.E.

(and has a printed sticker):


User: Ellington, Duke

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0369.292Accession Number: 1989.0369Catalog Number: 1989.0369.292

Object Name: bag

Physical Description: leather (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 in x 15 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 38.1 cm x 22.86 cm


Record Id: nmah_834784

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