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Object ID # 1957.001.011
Object Name Case, Traveling
Title Carpet Bag
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A carpet bag with red / black / green colours in its carpet, and has leather piping, leather grips, and a leather bottom. The handle grips are coiled hemp fibres covered with leather. The leather was once treated so that it was shiny and dark. The grips are securely sewn onto the bag, and inbetween them is a closure mechanism with a metal keyhole plate on the outside (no key with it anymore, however). At the top edges are metal jaws to provide a tight closure.
Inside the bag is a wire divider. Like all of the metal pieces, it was likely once hidden by the lining? The lining is hand-sewn to the carpet walls, and appears to be a cotton fabric.
Provenance The age of the item is unknown. May have come from Scotland in teh 1840s.

Last owned by Kate Andrew, who was born in 1872, and was the only daughter of Captain James Andrew and his wife Sarah Andrew (nee McKechnie) of Owen Sound, Grey County.

Kate had five brothers. After being educated at the Owen Sound Collegiate Institute and the Ontario College of Art, she became an artist and schoolteacher. She died in 1971.
Collection Personal Gear
Material Wool/Leather/Metal/Dye
Dimensions H-33 W-50 L-10 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Andrew, Kate
Function A luggage item used for carrying a small amount of clothing, personal toiletries, etc. when one was travelling.