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Doctor's Saddlebags


Doctor’s Saddlebags, c. 1838, leather with metal buckles, 11.8 inches long (belt), Louis Phillip Wulff, 1949.4.255

A broad leather strap connects two saddlebags with slots for 15 vials and other first aid equipment. The saddlebags and its contents are presumed to have been used during the Civil War. March 30th is National Doctors’ Day, an annual celebration of the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens.

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