Nice Trunk. 1976

In the ’70’s, I used to collect trunks.  A lot of people don’t know that steamer shipping trunks in the 17- and 1800’s had rounded tops so sailors couldn’t stack them on top of each other. Now you know.

3 Responses to “Nice Trunk. 1976”

  1. Bill says:

    This has always been my favorite post on your blog.

  2. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    I don’t believe the post is on the blog unless you stand up to read it. BUT collectables-Dad had the very first LIFE magazine and every other issue until after the end of WWII. BUT Mom didn’t like junk filling up her attic and it flew. I had every record Elvis ever cut for years on 45 (SUN label-etc.) had to move fast and had been convinced they were worthless-poot.
    But round topped steamer trunks- must have started the Post Offices habit of turning everything marked “FRAGILE,” on it’s side. And I always thought the word Fragile was French or some other languages(Algerian? Swahili? Chinese?” for “Throw me as hard and as far as you can to get the bumps out!.

  3. Joe Belle-Isle says:

    There is something about the photo that reminds me of my girl in the “early days.” But it’s not the 3 fingers and a thumb or the hair color or smile.I just can’t quite put my finger on it.

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