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40s bag


40s bag with stories to tell

This pretty linen clutch purse (a recent find) has a big carved shell button on one side.

What's inside fascinates me even more: A mirror, hairpins, a blotting paper, 2 hat repair tickets, a milliner's card, two store cards with furniture and drapery notes jotted on their backs, one flower shop receipt and a pretty extravagant bar tab. The dates are all 1940 and 41.

Roses and cocktails...have you ever just liked a person from the contents of her bag?