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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
ProvenanceAs executrix of John Herbert's estate, Anne Noonan donated a collection of 142 cm of textual records, 54 photographs, 1 flash drive, and 6 objects to the VHEC in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of John Herbert
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" -- provided by Anne Noonan at time of donation