Poirier makeup box

Description (Brief)
A purse-size makeup box made of light brown ivory-grain celluloid. It has a mirror on the back. The box is for eye makeup and is so marked. An image of a flapper holding a folding fan with the word "Poirier" decorates the lid.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1920-1929
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
glass (mirror material)
Measurements
overall: 1.2 cm x 8 cm x 5.4 cm; 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in
overall: 5/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 3 5/16 in; 1.5875 cm x 5.55625 cm x 8.41375 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1685
catalog number
2006.0098.1685
accession number
2006.0098
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Clothing & Accessories
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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