Small Purse

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-312379

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

Descriptive Terms

coin purses
wallets
metal
leather
cloth
Bag, Carrying
Purse
Purse, Change
Purse, Change

Inscription

"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.)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear; Personal Carrying & Storage Gear

Dimensions

2 x 3 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace

Accession Number

1931.1635