Manicure Kit

Description
This clasp leather purse was used as a manicure kit by exotic dancer Shirley May Jones during the 1940s and 1950s. The leather case contains a buffer, metal nail file, cuticle removal, and nail pusher. The maker is unknown, but the inner is stamped, “Made in Germany, US-Zone” putting its manufacture in the southwest region of Germany that was under United States control after World War II.
Object Name
manicure kit
user
Jones, Shirley May
Physical Description
skin, leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
sandpaper (overall material)
platic, bakelite (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2006.0116.0669
accession number
2006.0116
catalog number
2006.0116.0669
subject
American Enterprise
Clothing & Accessories
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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