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Wallets

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Medium:
leather, plastic, paper (fiber product), and metal
Type:
Wallets
Date:
mid 20th Century
Description:
This wallet was part of Dr. Turner's possessions, but it appears he never used it, as the original sample cards remain in the plastic photo index contained within. The wallet was made by Amity Leather Products Company, which has manufactured such personal leather goods since 1915, and continues to this day under a different name. The sample photo cards found within would seem to date this particular wallet to the 1940s or 1950s, based on the models' styles of clothing.
This hand-rubbed cowhide billfold contains the abovementioned plastic photo index of a style called "Replace-A-Pass Photo Case;" in addition, it also contains a stamp wallet insert, as well as holders for spare keys (car and house.)
It cannot be determined when Dr. Turner acquired this wallet, nor why it apparently was never used.
Two additional wallets are part of this accession number.
Accession Number:
2003.0032.0383
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Lorenzo Dow Turner Collection
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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