Nathan,check Zoffany's Porter and the hare for similar kiddo bags- IMO not likely a wallet per se, but similar ones show up on kids in 18thc images.
Nathan, even if I'm mad at you for not showing up at Dobbs this weekend, I have a couple images/references to rather large market-wallet looking bags that were tossed over the withers of a horse in front of the rider, not behind like saddle bags. If I can find them (and that may be the challenge), I'll send 'em your way. -- Wynne
Any good SOLID proof of the wallet of this LARGE size? I know of mentions of "large" wallets, but large is a relative term. Large for one person is not so large for another ;-) He he he Seriously though. I love wallets (hauled ears of corn and a few watermelons into an event this past weekend with one) and I love large bags (my French Havresac rocks when portraying marine). I would love a wallet of this size! IW
Ike, I have a description of a wlalet used by a house breaker ALan Gutchess dug up years ago and this thing has to be HUGE....as well as a few other descriptions that show wallets that physics would require to be over 6 feet...that is unless everyone was smaller back then...
But EVERYONE WAS smaller back then ;-) Especially voyageurs out here... he he heCool to here. I am tempted to get my wife and kids out on the trail in the future and a wallet that would double as a tick would be LOVED by my wife!! Heck, I love a big bag and normally have not enough room in my wallet at its current size.