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Trunk

Description

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte’s (1785-1879) trunk is emblematic of her nomadic life which bounced between her two worlds of Europe and Baltimore. Throughout her life, Elizabeth moved from place to place, never establishing a permanent residence. On one side, the trunk is stenciled “Elizabeth Patterson,” but on the other it bears two labels that read, “Madame Bonaparte née Patterson.”

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1800

Materials

Wood, leather, brass tacks

Dimensions

16 H x 36 W x 18 D inches

Resource ID

5002

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles J. Bonaparte

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.