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RAREST of the RARE! Mid Size Identified Civil War Union Army Infantryman's Antique Trunk period hand stenciled "H.L. SCHUYLER, Co.G. 6th PA. INF." or Company G of the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry. This antique trunk, ca 1870-1880 was used to store this Civil War veterans uniforms and other memorabilia. Original Dark Brown Canvas Covering Left Intact! Working Lock AND Key!! - #264

Folks, doesn't get much better than this for the Civil War Historian or Re-enactor. This antique trunk was used post-war by a Union Civil War infantryman named H.L. Schuyler apparently to store his uniforms, equipment and other memorabilia from his life and time in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry! Most of the volunteers of "Co G" came from Schuylkill County which H.L. Schuyler's may have been prominent in. Here is a link to information about the Pennsylvania 6th Infantry, Company G

This trunk has the original exterior brown canvas, inside paper lining needed to be removed for sanitary and aesthetic and sanitary reasons. Original tin end caps and remnants of leather handles have been saved and replaced with new leather handles and period cast iron end caps with stars!

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Civil War Antique Trunk #264

Civil War Antique Trunk #264

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RARE Civil War Union Army Infantryman's Antique Trunk - #264
All Original Flat Top Trunk ca 1870-1880 is Marked and Identified "H.L. SCHUYLER, Co.G. 6th PA. INF." The original dark brown exterior canvas kept intact, inside paper needed to be removed revealing the natural pine wood, handle end caps needed to be removed but saved, new leather handles were installed. No lift out tray. Spar varnish was applied to both the exterior and interior wood and metail surfaces as a sealing preservative with UV protection. Working Lock AND Key but key is not original to the trunk!
Civil War Antique trunk #264 Click Photo!
Mid Size Flat Top Antique Trunk: 28"L x 17"D x 13"H
Folks, it is rare indeed to find a Civil War Infantryman's trunk marked and identified in this great shape! More than likely this trunk was used to store this Civil War veterans uniforms and other memorabilia. The canvas is 99% complete, no damage anywhere, heavy duty front latches with lid lifts and separate lid guides! Hand stenciled identification on the two top oak straps are clear and crisp! Original Tin End Caps and remnants of leather handles saved, replaced with new leather handles but with period cast iron end caps with stars!
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Rare 1880 to Early 1890's Photograph of Antique Trunk Factory and Workers Using Albumen Silver Print Method, Mounted to a Period Board Which Dates The Photo
Note the Flatop and Two Monitor or Waterfall Trunks, Each Being Individually Unique at the Very Time of Production.
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We all romanticize about the mystique of these antique trunks. The possible owners and travels that each steamer trunk has taken, along with the high level of detailed craftsmanship in the original production of each and every steamer trunk with that individualized character giving both intrinsic and non-intrinsic value.
However the truth of the matter is that the majority of these trunks were made towards the middle to end of the 19th century just at the dawning of the industrial revolution here in America when there were no child labor laws or protections. This rare photo clearly illustrates at least 3 generations of owners and workers, ages appearing to range from pre-teen/adolescent, teens/early adult, through middle to old age!
It was a common practice that loyal and productive craftsmen would be allowed to bring their children to work with them to learn a craft, so many of the children in this photograph were more than likely sons of the men shown.
Note the adolescent factory workers on top row! Note that there are no women in the photo! This is due to the fact that at that time "proper" women did not work outside of the home, certainly not in a factory. Everybody appears to look pretty stern, having on their arms crossed and "work" faces put on.
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