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Object Name Purse
Catalog Number 1990.6
Date ca. 1915
Material(s) Silk/Silver
Dimensions H-16 W-8.5 D-2.25 inches
Description This is a woman's small purse. It is made of textured black cotton, with a decorative metal frame at the top, featuring 14 cherubs, flowers and floral designs. A metal wreath ornament is attached at the bottom of the metal frame and hangs down onto the upper part of the purse. A floral metal chain is attached on either side of the metal frame via hardware, shaped like crossed swords with a rose. A metal circular clasp at the top is the opening and closing mechanism. The interior lining is black grosgrain, with an included side pocket. A black strap with a partial snap is attached to one upper interior side. Also, attached to the inside of the purse is a small black change purse, with a metal clasp.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Fashion
Search Terms Accessories
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS