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April 10, 2012

Norwegian immigrants’ trunk

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Norwegian immigrants' trunk

This 1850s trunk was made in Norway and used to transport a family’s possessions on the journey to their new home in Minnesota. The trunk is made of wood with a domed lid and is bound in iron with carrying handles on each side and straps across the top. There is a narrow built-in wooden tray on one side that appears to have originally had a hinged lid, which is now lost.  Sheet-metal straps on the lid are stamped with the letters “A  A  D  L”.

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