Here is a vintage catalog advertisement for a flat-top, canvas-covered dress trunk. The trunk featured an iron bottom, iron center bands, malleable iron clamps, a strong lock and was paper lined. It was available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 28 to 40 inches. Each size was a different price. The lowest price for the smallest size was $2.43. The highest price for the largest size was $4.69. The ad includes prices for a carry all (not pictured).
Here is a black and white clip art version of the trunk illustration from the ad.
I scanned the original advertisement from the Koch & Co. Spring and Summer 1898 Fashion Catalogue.
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