Evening purse

Description (Brief)
A fancy evening purse made of a satin pouch sewn to a celluloid frame, of mottled green and black. The pouch is covered with rings of black celluloid beads. A chain made of black celluloid links is attached to the frame. The inside is lined with red silk, and a mirror is inside the lid.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (frame material)
satin (body material)
silk (lining material)
overall: 11 cm x 8.5 cm x 9 cm; 4 5/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 3 9/16 in
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accession number
catalog number
Clothing & Accessories
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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