Posted 5 years ago
This trunk was in my husband's grandmother's attic, and I'm guessing it belonged to her mother, who emigrated from Sweden in 1891 and married in 1897. The label inside says "Thomas F Moores Company Kansas City," and though it's rubbed out, the rest says, I think, "trunks, suitcases, leather." Because Thomas F Moores' dad died in 1896, the date must be after 1896 (before which the company was Moores and Sons, and they sold shoes and boots), and I wonder if the trunk could have been a wedding gift, or someone suggested a hope chest. I photographed the two lithographs that I couldn't find on the internet. I couldn't find a date on the lock or underneath, but it's an Eagle lock. I'm new to all of this, but the fingerings seem like cast iron, and the slat clamps, like tin.