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Small Purse

1931.1635 (RS246194)

Description

Small, dark red purse with fold-over cover trimmed in silver with clasp with molded flower. Interior is lined with tan leather and fabric. Interior change purse with metal clasp. Wallet contains a small folded note, a small boot hook with blue ribbon, and a ring of copper. On the exterior is written "Hattie Malcolm" in black ink. Added later in pencil, "Harriet Chace / 1877-1882".

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Hattie Malcolm" (Written on outside of folded paper note)
"Harriet / Chace / 1877-1882" (Written on outside of folded paper note)
"The three bright pen-/nies, and the three pictures / are from little Harriet Mal- / colm from aunt Fanny and the purse is from aunt Harriet, because it is the birthday of their / little niece. / Sunday, October 31, 1880." (Folded paper note.)
Material
cloth
leather
metal
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
Bag, Carrying
cloth
coin purses
leather
metal
Purse
Purse, Change
wallets
Dimensions
2 x 3 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.1635
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace
GUSN
312379

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