|A venerable traveler|
They were all hard case, with satin linings, ribbons to hold contents in place (neatly folded), and even removable trays.
Ruffled side pockets, tiny locks with tiny keys, leather trim....details and quality of construction was important.
Yes, they were heavier than contemporary soft luggage, but if you are traveling by car that doesn't matter as much as when your trip across the vast airports of today take almost as much time as your flight.
|Desert Dreaming Suitcase painting in progress|
|Desert Dreaming Suitcase -the other side|
|Leo considering a journey with the Desert Dreaming Suitcase|
|A Day With The Horses Suitcase|
The painting went quickly. I forgot to take pictures of the process, so will show that another time.
'A Day With The Horses' suitcase is larger than 'Desert Dreaming'. Both are about 12" x 18" but 'A Day With The Horses' is slightly deeper. 'Desert Dreaming' has more side pockets and a satin lining.
'Horses' has leather trim.
|A Day With The Horses Suitcase-the other side|
|Inside of A Day With The Horses Suitcase|
|Top of Suitcase with Leo the Cat|