Steamer Trunk c.1880's3D ModelNoAI
This is a flat box steamer covered in canvas with leather straps dates to the Victorian Era c. 1880s period. The luggage belonged to a relative of Julia Daniels Moseley named Jennie Mary Clark, and was likely loaned to the family for their trip. Jennie’s initials and name are found on the sides. The piece is from the Moseley Homestead- a National Register of Historic Places site in Brandon, Florida. The Moseley family traveled to Florida from Chicago, with correspondence showing the trip alternated between rail and boat. Julia mentions a number of places they passed through, including Cairo, Illinois; Cincinnati and along the Ohio River; Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans; and into the Gulf of Mexico to Cedar Key, Florida before entering the Manatee River and up to Tampa, Florida. This steam truck is made by H.A. Winship, and is in excellent condition as it was found inside another larger steam trunk and was protected from the elements.