The human story behind a cabin trunk

In a previous blog I shared the story of Herman Booth and his cabin trunk.

Earlier this week, I received a letter from Mr Booth’s relatives containing two wonderful photographs of the man himself. These snapshots offer a fascinating glimpse into the human life behind the object.

Above, Herman and his wife enjoying a leisurely stroll. His three-piece suit is accessorised with less formal white shoes. This casual footwear indicates they are on holiday and leads me to wonder if they were accompanied by the cabin trunk on this trip.

Above, Herman relaxes at home. His smart attire – a lounge coat with a button hole –  is typical of the early twentieth century.

Many thanks to the relatives of Herman Booth for sharing these photographs with us.


About Sally Sculthorpe

I'm Sally, an Assistant Interpretation Developer at the National Railway Museum.
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