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    Posted 3 years ago

    Sats
    (5 items)

    Hey fellow trunkees. Just picked up this from an estate sale. I know it's not fancy like some of the trunks I see on here (I am lusting after a Maier trunk so bad) but I like this one because I think it's interesting to have a trunk that's from my local area and it seems like it's in great shape. I believe Topham was quite popular in the D.C. Area back in the day. Looking forward to cleaning her up a bit. Unfortunately I have now come to the realization that I am obsessed and addicted to trunks. Send help!

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      Beautiful trunk!
    2. Drill Drill, 3 years ago
      http://www.shorpy.com/files/images/11376u1.jpg

      Above is a photo of James Topham's storefront.You can find it next to the "Cafe"sign.
      He was a prominent trunk maker on the east coast for a period of over 50 years.
      Below is an article that chronicles his success.

      http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1905-09-18/ed-1/seq-12.pdf

      Below is a photo of the old man himself.
      https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2012/279/46287775_134955302274.jpg
    3. trunkman trunkman, 3 years ago
      This is a beautiful trunk... sorry but I've found little help for trunk addicts.. other than this site!

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