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Manicure Kit

Manicure Kit

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This clasp leather purse was used as a manicure kit by exotic dancer Shirley May Jones during the 1940s and 1950s. The leather case contains a buffer, metal nail file, cuticle removal, and nail pusher. The maker is unknown, but the inner is stamped, “Made in Germany, US-Zone” putting its manufacture in the southwest region of Germany that was under United States control after World War II.
Object Name
manicure kit
Jones, Shirley May
Physical Description
skin, leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
sandpaper (overall material)
platic, bakelite (overall material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; 4.7625 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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