Medium and Support:
wool on canvas with a sterling silver clasp
Florence Griswold Museum; Gift of the Estate of David Parsons Samson, Jr. in Honor of the Centennial
This rare men's work purse, the precursor to a modern day briefcase, was made for Marshfield Parsons by his second wife. Parsons ran a tavern in Old Lyme at the time of the American Revolution. He was a Colonel. Abigail died in 1782 at age 35.
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