Purse

Description:

Purse / Handbag for afternoon use. Rectangular plain polished gunmetal / steel frame with ball/snap closure and matching chain of elongated links. Body of purse formed of gunmetal / steel mesh, with linked chain latticework along bottom edge, terminating in small spheres. Purse of gunmetal mesh, suitable for afternoon use.

Inside of frame is engraved "Bessie H. Brown" and "Dallas Texas 4205 Swiss Avenue"

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s):
Creation Date: 1910/1915  
Partner(s):
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection(s):
Texas Fashion Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 43
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1910/1915
Coverage:
Place
Germany
Place
United States - Texas - Dallas County - Dallas
From 1910 to 1915
Description:

Purse / Handbag for afternoon use. Rectangular plain polished gunmetal / steel frame with ball/snap closure and matching chain of elongated links. Body of purse formed of gunmetal / steel mesh, with linked chain latticework along bottom edge, terminating in small spheres. Purse of gunmetal mesh, suitable for afternoon use.

Inside of frame is engraved "Bessie H. Brown" and "Dallas Texas 4205 Swiss Avenue"

Note:

This object was part of the Dallas Museum of Fashion collection. Founded in 1960 by the Fashion Group, Inc. of Dallas, the collection comprised important items of historic and current fashion. It was housed in the Apparel Mart, Dallas, and operated as the Dallas Museum of Fashion from 1960 until 1971. It moved to what was then North Texas State University in 1972, and became the Texas Fashion Collection.

Physical Description:

26 cm. from top of clasp to bottom of fringe; 19.5 cm at widest part of bag.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Metalwork |
Contributor(s):
Added Title: Handbag
: Mesh Bag
Series Title: Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection
Partner:
UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
Collection:
Texas Fashion Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1969.015.004
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc30074
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.