This tubular shoulder bag is easily documented in 17th century artwork, however, there is some debate about how long this style of bag endured into the 18th century. While the word “snapsack” is mentioned in late 18th century inventories and militia regulations, by as early as 1754, dictionaries suggest the word had taken on a more generic meaning describing any type of soldier’s bag including even haversacks. The stomach-shaped description given in the Royal Society’s 1742 book, “Philisophical Transactions and Collections” matches depictions in paintings and prints as late as 1755. You be the judge on this one, but our recommendation is that this style is best for the period prior to the 1760s. Made with Natural Linen. It measures 11” at it’s widest spot by 32” long. The shoulder strap is durable cotton webbing made adjustable with a double-D brass buckle. The ties are sewn into the seam so they can’t be lost. - Picture shows cotton canvas version.