Clutch purse

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1930
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
ferrous metal (hinges material)
satin (lining material)
overall: 16.5 cm x 20 cm x 1.5 cm; 6 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in x 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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