Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Abandoned Suitcase

Rick Callaway brings us a most unusual suitcase:

I have a carpenter friend whose specialty is tearing down houses to make way for townhouses. Why have one house on a city lot when you can have three? During a recent job he found a locked suitcase under the rafters in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. His coworkers wanted to break it open, but he knew I liked stuff like this so he saved it, and two days ago he gave it to me.
Follow the link to discover just what was inside.  Given the contents I would be curious, and wary, about the history of the home it was found in.


Anonymous said...

This is pretty great, but I can't get over the use of Bank Gothic on the police report. (1925 document date versus BG's 1930 release.)

CoastConFan said...

I really like these story telling assemblages. They are both a puzzle an a way to start an adventure. The good thing is, although they are creeping up slowly towards being 100 years old, many items from the 20s are still fairly reasonable. It’s an impressive piece of work.

This Charles Dexter Ward assembly has to be one of the most complete:

Other Propnomicon posts about suitcases with “baggage”

Real suitcases, real stories:

Vampire junk in a trunk on Propnomicon:

Useful stuff you just happen to carry while on an adventure in the 20s: