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Resource TypeObjects
Date of CreationUnknown, likely before 1937
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID2012.001.001
Place of CreationUnknown
DescriptionMedium-brown leather suitcase with metal zippered opening on one side. Zipper includes locking clasp. 6 metal feet on bottom of case. Leather handle with metal hardware on top.

Inside of case has pocket with snap closure on inside of opening panel and 2 leather straps with metal buckles. Small key for exterior lock attached to one buckle with brown string. 

Exterior leather is worn, especially on corners, with some stains. 
Materials/Techniquestop-grain cowhide leather with metal hardware
Measurements32 x 45 x 14 cm
InscriptionsStamped on front panel: J.H.
Stamped on bottom: 8 GENUINE TOP-GRAIN COWHIDE
ProvenanceDonated to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2012 by the Estate of John Herbert.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Note"You will note that there are John's initials: JH. I believe that John had these put on much later as he was probably still using it when he changed his name." —information provided by Anne Noonan, executor of the Estate of John Herbert, at time of donation
Location in CollectionJohn Herbert fonds > JH artefacts series