Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Cruise ?

Albert Hanle, my maternal grandfather, immigrated to the U.S. at age 16 with his parents and siblings. He took an ocean liner voyage to revisit his homeland of Germany in 1934, returning to the U.S. in 1935. This is the wicker trunk that accompanied him on that trip. The I.D. tags were still attached when the trunk came to me some 20 years ago. It also contained some turn of the century clothing which still remain inside. I have not opened the trunk in recent years, so will have to do that one day to take a look at those clothes. I am not sure how my Mom ended up with this trunk, but, it was in our house for as long as I can remember back. Some of the clothing was used in a couple of our high school class plays. A glitzy flapper's purse was found inside. If this trunk could speak, what stories could it tell ??


Tammy said...

Is the purse the green beaded one that I have, or something different? I need to start cleaning out and looking at the things you've given me, too.

Ginny said...

That's the one !