A photocard postmarked from Chatham, England — Oct. 2, 1907. We have no idea why two girls would be holding rifles while the middle girl has a bag marked “Jersey” with a sailing ship. They seem to be standing in front of a tent (tent pegs and ropes in front of them). A day at […]
Feb. 25, 1944 Detroit: The handbag of Josephine Leach, Saks Show Dancer of Detrooit, not only contains every insignia of all the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, but several United Nations’ emblems as well. The Army collection goes from buck private to two-star general while her top Navy rank is full commander. It all […]
Grand Central Palace, scene of the the 1936 Radio and Electrical Exposition: All the latest developments in the electric and radio fiels are on display at the show which opened on Sept. 9 in New York City. Here Catherine F. Lang of New York City displaying a handbag radio. It weighs only 3 3/4 pounds […]
June 13, 1954 Paris: The quaint styling of a wooden shoe seems to lend itself to use a novel handbag that should a conservation piece anywhere it goes, even its native French provinces. All that was necessary was to equip the shoe with a strap and a cover. From the collection of Jennifer Whitehair.