Beadwork Bag

A knitted beadwork purse, with a stylized flower repeat design, front and back. There are small flower bands at the bottom. It has a beaded twisted looped fringe at the bottom. Frame and fastener of German silver, with gold finish chain attached. Lined with blue silk, with a pocket. Beaded bags and knitted bags were fashionable in the 1800s. It was made by Clara Augusta Harvey Todd who was born to Charles and Augusta Farnsworth Harvey on June 27, 1869 in Methuen, MA. She married Burton D Todd and had a daughter Arvilla.
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Object Name
Object Type
Todd, Clara Augusta Harvey
overall: 6 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 13.97 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Victorian Needlework
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Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Arvilla D. Merrill

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