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with Nettie Day. Unpacking My Baggage. aka Christine Wallace for LIBR500: Foundations of Information Technology. Packing tips? AskNettieDay@hotmail.com. Let’s begin with unpacking the collection. I started with all kinds of vintage bags & cases. 5 suitcases (various makes)
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with Nettie Day Unpacking My Baggage aka Christine Wallace for LIBR500: Foundations of Information Technology Packing tips? AskNettieDay@hotmail.com
I started with all kinds of vintage bags & cases. • 5 suitcases (various makes) • 1 bowling bag (circa 1932) • 4 hat boxes (fabric and vinyl) • 3 wig boxes (wood, fabric and vinyl) • 2 carpet bags (clutch style) • 1 knitting box (slightly dented) Eventually, the collection became more focused. • 15 Samsonite Streamlites (early 50s) • 5 Train Cases • 3 Personal O’Nites • 1 Ladies Wardrobe • 1 Hand Wardrobe • 3 Hat Boxes • 2 O’Nites
I bought my first suitcase thinking how cool I would look on vacation My boyfriend even had a convertible. Finally the big day came: we were off to Victoria! The car broke down. We went by bus instead.
Packing Tip: Don’t use vintage suitcases for your travel needs. Especially if you have to take the bus. They are very heavy.
For your heavy metal CD’s from high school! For your half-completed knitting projects! For your Christmas battery-operated plastic bonsai tree! Use for handy storage!
Use for creative inspiration! This is the first in a seriescalled “Sexy Samsonite.”
Great in emergencies! I have a suitcase packed with important photos, mementos, and archaeological finds. One very important item can’t be packed into a suitcase: Emmakat!
Featured as clever plot devices! Aunt Em comes to visit Helma Zukas, Librarian at Bellehaven Public Library. She brings with her a suitcase filled with memories... …and a reason for murder? “Final Notice” by Jo Dereske
Many of the images from this site came from Samsonite products circa the early 1950s. In addition to cases, I collect advertisements and promotional products. For more suitcase info (click!): Mystery books of all kinds (not just with suitcases in them) can be found at the Vancouver Public Library (where I work as a Library Technician). For more library info (click!): Images for this presentation
You can learn a lot about someone through their collecting activities. Of course, you can learn a lot by going through their bags. I am currently studying to become a librarian, just like Helma Zukas. I am also writing a murder mystery story featuring a librarian as the main character, just like Jo Dereske. Stay tuned for an “Ask Nettie Day” installment!