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Purse

Object Number: 
N-117
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 7 x 3/8 in. ( 12.4 x 17.8 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Brown leather purse (pocketbook) with triangular flap with a cord for wrap-around closure, the sides are handstitched with leather, the inside is divided with a piece of leather into two compartments.
Gallery Label: 
This pocketbook belonged to a member of the Du Bois family of New York. Its owner in 1911 found several papers inside, some dating back to 1776.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group