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Large, flat-top trunk with a scrolled hasp lock on front, oval wire handles fastened to lid and riveted to trunk ends, and two hinges at back; painted dark green on the lid top and four trunk sides, and dark red on the lid sides, hasp lock and handles. Wire-rimmed lid is made of two pieces joined by a folded vertical seam running front to back at center. Wire-rimmed, six-piece trunk has four vertical folded seams, two in diagonally opposite corners and two offset from the other corners and a two-piece flat bottom with folded edge. No marks.
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Object Name
date made
mid to late 19th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rims, handles material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
overall: 13 in x 20 5/8 in x 12 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 52.3875 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Kenneth E. Jewett
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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