Please note that all of the trunks below are EXAMPLES. They are NOT FOR SALE.
Jenny Lind Stagecoach Trunks
Jenny Linds were made in several sizes and their shapes vary slightly as the following photos show. Photo A shows a style of Jenny Lind with the classic “keyhole” or “loaf of bread” shape. Photo B shows a style with the “hourglass” shape. Note the fancy arrowhead shaped handle. Photo C shows another style using the keyhole shape. Photo D is the front view of the trunk in Photo B. Photo E shows a very rare Jenny Lind with all its original background leather.
Saratoga trunks are NOT Jenny Lind look-alikes!
The Saratoga trunk was named for the New York resort, Saratoga Springs. Everyone with any class at all spent some time there back in the 1870s. Most of the guests (there to take the waters), were very wealthy and brought along the very largest, fanciest trunks made. These trunks came to be called Saratoga trunks. We have researched this extensively, along with another prominent trunker. Saratoga trunks are NOT stagecoach trunks and do not resemble Jenny Lind trunks in any way, other than the fact they are both styles of trunks. They are very large trunks such as the one shown below (which at the crest of its dome is over a yard, or meter tall), regardless of what many people believe. (Who would even think of trying to hoist one of these beautiful beasts onto the top of a stagecoach?)