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    Posted 1 year ago

    BMcG3002
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    I recently acquired this trunk, and the only identifying information is a name and address on the top. Lewis P Skidmore in Atlanta. It looks like there was an artist named Lewis Skidmore, and he directed the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for twenty years. If this trunk belonged to the same Mr. Skidmore, he was on the Carpathia when it rescued passengers from the Titanic. I would love to get an estimated age for this trunk.

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    1. greendog greendog, 1 year ago
      Great story, the Titanic sank on 4-14 -1912, your trunk is very close to that time frame. and if it belonged to this particular Lewis Skidmore and he was actually on the Carpathia its possible that this trunk was on the Carpathia at the time, very cool to think that it was. more research !
    2. poticheman poticheman, 1 year ago
      nice trunk ..".I recently acquired this truck"I though I wrote this ..smiling I never proof read nothing ...Now you can delete this ... sweet looking dog...
    3. BMcG3002, 1 year ago
      Ha. Thanks. Truck corrected. That's what happens when I post from my phone.
    4. elong9475, 6 months ago
      I am so happy to see the trunk still has the address on it in original condition. I am Emily Titus Long, the great granddaughter of Lewis Palmer Skidmore. Regrettably I sold this trunk at an estate sale when my father passed away. It was part of the luggage when the family moved from Brooklyn to Atlanta so that Lewis could start his new position as Director of the High Museum of Art. I believe they moved some time around 1906-1909. And yes, he and my great grandmother Emilie Skidmore were on board The Carpathia when survivors from The Titanic were picked up.
    5. elong9475, 6 months ago
      Had the years wrong, so sorry, it was probably closer to the late 1920's-30's when they moved. The trunk could be older than that. My family kept many things that could be used repeatedly such as furniture, so it was not unlikely that he had the trunk many years before they moved.
    6. BMcG3002, 5 months ago
      Emily, I am so glad you found my post and confirmed the ownership! Thank you for the information! I love art and history, and it's great to know that this beautiful piece has a story.

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