This is an officers metal trunk, very sturdy compared to others. Actual trunk is in excellent shape.Top marked “…. TO: COL. THOMAS F. LANCER, …., MADISON, CT”
With a vast array of collectors items including buttons, papers, knives, scabbard, papers, helmet and uniform parts, fabric, hat, Dog Tags, Compass, wallet, leather items, and much more. Era is Primarily WWI, some perhaps earlier and later.