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1940s' American Suitcase

1940s' American Suitcase

SKU: RJ01855
£85.00Price

In the 19th century and early 20th century travel was by carriage, train or sea. Particularly in the 19th century, people's clothing was quite bulky, especially for ladies as they would wear several layers of elaborate clothing and so suitcases and trunks needed to be quiet large. The majority of these cases would be leather, and the more expensive the case the heavier it would be. Large trunks were made from metal and wood, often covered in canvas with wooden struts to protect them. Up until the second quarter of the 20 th century, all people of society were expected to wear hats so hat boxes were needed for their transportation. To leave home for any length of time required an extensive array of luggage, and often staff to carry.

 

This is a late 1940's case made in America. It is a ply wood carcass with a tan leather trim and handle. Initials A.F. to the front of the case. Original luggage label for the Cunard White Star Line, Queen Elizabeth. Sailing from New York to Southampton on 2nd July 1947. 

 

The overall condition is good - slight losses to trim as seen in photo.


Dimensions: 54cm x 34cm x 16cm high

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SKU:

RJ01855

Period:

1860

In the 19th century and early 20th century travel was by carriage, train or sea. Particularly in the 19th century, people's clothing was quite bulky, especially for ladies as they would wear several layers of elaborate clothing and so suitcases and trunks needed to be quiet large. The majority of these cases would be leather, and the more expensive the case the heavier it would be. Large trunks were made from metal and wood, often covered in canvas with wooden struts to protect them. Up until the second quarter of the 20 th century, all people of society were expected to wear hats so hat boxes were needed for their transportation. To leave home for any length of time required an extensive array of luggage, and often staff to carry.

 

This is a late 1940's case made in America. It is a ply wood carcass with a tan leather trim and handle. Initials A.F. to the front of the case. Original luggage label for the Cunard White Star Line, Queen Elizabeth. Sailing from New York to Southampton on 2nd July 1947. 

 

The overall condition is good - slight losses to trim as seen in photo.


Dimensions: 54cm x 34cm x 16cm high

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