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Trunks, Selected References

Information or research assistance regarding trunks is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

Antiques Magazine

Vol. 3 (May l923), Cover (Zechariah Hicks label), l8thc.

Vol. 8 (Dec. 1925), p. 340 (Curtis & Coolidge label), c.l830

Vol. 36 (July l939), pp. 24-25 (AOld Sea Chests@)

Vol. 42 (August l942), p. 97 (Walker label) only

Vol. 64 (November l953), p. 373 (from mission), c.l800-20

Vol. 73 (January l958), pp. 72-73 (ATwo Seventeenth-Century Trunks@)

Gordon, Sarah. AThe Railroad Passenger=s Dilemma: Organizing Luggage.@ The Herald (Magazine of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village), Vol. ll, Number l, l982.

Hayward, J. F. AMetalwork.@ Concise Encyclopedia of Antiques. London: Connoisseur, l955. Vol. II, pp. 69-8l, and plates.

Hughes, Therle. AChest Furniture.@ Concise Encyclopedia of Antiques. London: Connoisseur, l957. Vol. III, pp. 17l-l90 and plates.

Jailer, Mildred. ATreasured Trunks.@ Hobbies. v. 88, Jan. 1984, p. 26-9.

The Museum of Leathercraft, London. A Picture Book of Leather. London: The Museum of Leathercraft, l959.

Noonan, Tim. AHistory under the Sea.@ American History Illustrated. v. 27, July/Aug. 1992, p. 58-62.

Murphy, Cullen. ALuggage through the Ages.@ Atlantic. v. 257, June 1986, p. 70-1.

Ormsbee, Thomas H. Know Your Heirlooms. New York, l956. 129 illus. small trunk covered with wallpaper.

Russell, J. Almus. ATrunks of Yesterday.@ The Antiques Journal, Vol. 2l, No. 6 (June l966), pp. 17-19.

Smith, Louvinia T. AOld Trunks.@ Antiques & Collecting Magazine. v. 102, Nov. 1997, p. 28-30.

Prepared by the Division of Home and Community Life,
Costume Collections, in cooperation with
Public Inquiry Services,
Smithsonian Institution

Revised 8/00


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