May 24, 1912 Washington District of Columbia District Of Columbia, USA
James Topham was a manufacturer of trunks and leather goods including harnesses. Today his trunks are found in antique stores, on Ebay and Craigslist. He was also awarded several government contracts including manufacturing canvas bags for census workers. One of his advertisements stated that Theodore Roosevelt bought Topham trunks for a safari to Africa.
The following is from contibutor, Fred Sanford: He sold his factory on 7th Northwest to Kasper Kneessi as each needed a larger place to make trunks and leather goods. The new location was several blocks closer to the White House while the prior location was just a short walk to the United States Congress.