Handbag Metadata

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  • Main Title Handbag
  • Added Title Purse
  • Added Title Mesh bag
  • Added Title El Sah Mesh Handbag
  • Series Title Dallas Museum of Fashion Collection


  • Manufacturer: Whiting & Davis Co.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Donor: Griffin, Richard
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1910/1910


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Handbag. Arched frame of silver (plated?), lightly chased and engraved. Openwork areas on sides of frame allow rings from suspension chain to slide up and down acting as "locks". Mesh bag with enameled design of flowers. Inside bag are makers tag marked: "Mesh / Whiting & Davis Co. / Bags / Reg. U.S. & Can." and brand tag marked "El Sah".
  • Physical Description: 19 cm. from tip of closure to bottom of fringe; 9.5 cm. at widest part of bag.


  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Handbags
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing - Accessories
  • Keyword: Metalwork

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Start Date: 1900
  • End Date: 1910
  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Texas Fashion Collection
    Code: TXFC


  • Name: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
    Code: UNTCVA


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: by-nc-nd
  • Rights Statement: All Texas Fashion Collection content and images are copyrighted.

Resource Type

  • Physical Object


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: 1969.030.054
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc30077


  • Display 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.