Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Leather Briefcase with Dr. Turner's Name

view Leather Briefcase with Dr. Turner's Name digital asset number 1
Painted leather.
20th Century
Not much can be determined about the history of this personalized briefcase. It seems a distinct possibility that it might have been given to Dr. turner as a gift by someone, such as an admirer of his work, or perhaps in appreciation of his scholarly efforts. It is not known when or where Dr. Turner acquired this briefcase, but there is ample evidence of his having used it, as there are wear marks throughout, including paperclip scars on the outside rear pocket. At the current time, the handle has separated from the body of the case. It has not been determined whether this briefcase was custom-made for Dr. Truner, or if it was merely personalized with his name.
Accession Number:
See more items in:
Lorenzo Dow Turner Collection
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search


Narrow By
  • Briefcases
Filter results to a specific time period.
  • 1900s
  • 1970s
  • Anacostia Community Museum