Change Purse

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1870

GUSN

GUSN-35386

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

Descriptive Terms

coin purses
metal
leather
cloth
velvet (fabric weave)
Bag, Carrying
Purse
Purse, Change
Unidentified Textile
Purse, Change

Inscription

"Owned by Mrs. / George L. Ide of / Boston in 1870" (Handwritten note on paper inside purse.)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 3 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emily Ide

Accession Number

1932.2632