Compact

Description (Brief)
A compact made of ivory-grained celluloid with a decorative disk glued to the lid. The disk is also plastic (perhaps celluloid) and is made to look like mother-of-pearl. The compact contains a powder puff and powder residue. It is unmarked.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1890-1929
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
glass (mirror material)
cotton (puff material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 cm x 6.2 cm; 9/16 in x 2 7/16 in
overall: 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1687
catalog number
2006.0098.1687
accession number
2006.0098
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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