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Travelling trunks

Innumerable trunks

Albert Schweitzer is a long-distance traveller with countless trunks.

On 21 March 1913, Dr. Schweitzer and his wife Hélène Bresslau embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, making their first trip to Africa.

Albert Schweitzer was a long-distance traveller with countless trunks. Practical and sturdy, the travel trunks were perfect for carrying books, manuscripts, medical instruments, medicines or other important tools and personal effects necessary for his long journeys.

Their dented surfaces still bear witness to the harshness of their peregrinations.

Each one was carefully stamped with white paint, numbered and its contents precisely inventoried, especially for customs purposes.

Malles de voyage d'Albert Schweitzer