Gladstone bag, W. & J. Milne, Scottish, c1890

Leather and metal

The small size and high-quality finish of this Gladstone bag made it a wardrobe necessity for fashionable women. Although men traditionally carried Gladstone bags, women also adopted smaller versions. This example has a metal ring covered in leather for its handle.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.L.103:i

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