Clutch purse

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Description (Brief)
A cream celluloid clutch purse with an attached change purse inside. The clasp is a solid piece of yellow celluloid. The purse is lined with satin, and has a short leather strap on the back. It has no maker's marks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1930
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
ferrous metal (hinges material)
satin (lining material)
Measurements
overall: 16.5 cm x 20 cm x 1.5 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in x 9/16 in
overall: 6 7/16 in x 8 in x 1/2 in; 16.35125 cm x 20.32 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1449
catalog number
2006.0098.1449
accession number
2006.0098
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Celluloid
Clothing & Accessories
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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