This brown suitcase features white, cream, and red-colored stripes. It has two metal locks and a leather handle. The interior is lined with brown fabric and there are three side pockets in the bottom half. The lid also has a pocket for storing additional clothing and toiletries. There are brown cloth straps in the bottom used to secure the clothing during travel. An interior label reads "Hartley Luggage Shop, Newark, N.J".
Leather, Fabric, Cardboard
24"" h 13.5"" w 6.5"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Dorothy Keister
(1994 – 2013)Furniture City was one of the signature core exhibits installed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's new Van Andel Museum Center when it opened in 1994. At approximately 10,000 square feet, the exhibit occupied a significant portion of the museum's second floor and contained hundreds of pieces of Grand Rapids Furniture. The exhibition was accompanied by the authoritative book on the subject, "Grand Rapids Furniture", by GRPM curator Christian Carron. The Furniture City exhibit told a comprehensive story of the Furniture Industry in Grand Rapids, from its origins in the years after the Civil War, up to the present day with office and fixed seating manufacturers like Steelcase and American Seating. The exhibition was significantly reduced in size in 2013 to make room for a new gallery and was closed in 2019.
Hartley Luggage ShopDorothy Keister