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Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade


Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade

Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade   Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade
I saved this from the aftermath of a fire which burned down The Mall of America Museum in Polson Montana in the late 1990s. I don't have any inherited information from the museum. It seems to me that the 1903 is the year branded on several locations on the bag as well as the initials J W H. After some research and given many opinions over the years those may stand for J. A leather prediction company that started making these type of bags around the turn of the century and was I believe established in 1905. So some people have suggested that this was a leather Smiths apprentice bag. The apprentice learning for the company trying to get the art of production down. I think it's possible that the plaid interior was perhaps put in later and maybe the zipper.

Behind the plaid interior lies burlap which I did find out they used to line a lot of stuff with back in the day. So with that said you can come to your own conclusions. I have a lot more pics.

This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Bags, Handbags & Cases". The seller is "11half0man11" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  1. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  2. Style: Gladstone
  3. Decade: 1900s
  4. Material: Leather
  5. Original/Reproduction: Unknown
  6. Bag Width: 22 in
  7. Size: Large
  8. Bag Depth: 14
  9. Vintage: Yes
  10. Personalize: No
  11. Features: Adjustable Strap
  12. Color: Black
  13. Pattern: Plaid
  14. Bag Height: 14 in
  15. Handle Style: Double Handles
  16. Lining Material: Cotton
  17. Hardware Material: Brass
  18. Model: Gladstone
  19. Strap Drop: 3”
  20. Handle/Strap Material: Leather
  21. Product Line: Gladstone
  22. Occasion: Business
  23. Brand: J.
    Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade   Collectors Alert! Antique 1903 Dr's Gladstone Bagrarehandmade