In the course of the 19th century travel by steamship and train became more comfortable than the bumpy trip by carriage. Though large traveling trunks were still used for long trips, for shorter journeys people started to travel with flat, leather suitcases. They could be carried by hand and were easily stacked. The collection of the Museum of Bags and Purses (the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje) includes several interesting traveling items from famous brands such as Louis Vuitton, Goyard, Asprey and Samsonite.