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The Mystery of the Old Trunk

old trunk

old trunk

old trunk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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old trunk leather strap

vintage pattern

 

 

 

 

old trunk

 

 

DESCRIPTION: an old, vintage-style trunk
DATE:
sadly unknown, but maybe late 1800s-early 1900s
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM:
Alona Tester (nee Phillips)
STORY/ABOUT:
This may is an heirloom that has been inherited, but it may not actually belong to our family, but rather that of the Green family from Gumeracha, South Australia.
I say that, as this old trunk was left in the cellar of the house when my parents moved into a house once owned by the Greens. Anyway as I do love old things, and couldn’t bear to part with it, I have now inherited this beautiful old trunk. The picture with the pink pattern above, is a closeup of the pattern of the paper covering the inside of the trunk, and is not unlike trunks that were used to transport family belongings when they emigrated. And the thick leather straps secures with screws made sure the lid was going to stay attached. I have many questions about this trunk, but at this stage more details about the origin and original use of the trunk remain a mystery!

 

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