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Change Purse

1932.2632 (RS244366)

Description

Small change purse, rectangular in shape with top side slightly bowed. Hinged metal frame and lift-up clasp. Sides made of red leather covered with dark blue velvet empressed with scroll decoration. A small metal plate is affixed to the front center of the pursed reading "Souvenir." Red fabric interior.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1870
Inscriptions
"Owned by Mrs. / George L. Ide of / Boston in 1870" (Handwritten note on paper inside purse.)
Material
cloth
leather
metal
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear
Descriptive terms
Bag, Carrying
cloth
coin purses
leather
metal
Purse
Purse, Change
Unidentified Textile
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 3 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.2632
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Emily Ide
GUSN
35386

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