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Purse; Large, tan leather purse is tooled with a design of roses and leaves softly tinted red and green. It has a saddle bag flap held shut with a shaped silver thumb clasp. Two leather straps are attached to the front and back of the purse as handles. The large interior compartment is completely lined with a heavy, sueded tan canvas. A zippered central pocket, made of the canvas, divides the compartment. A rectangular patch pocket is applied to the lining at the back of the purse. Two outer pockets at front and back are lined with a pale green taffeta. Silvertone metal "feet" are fixed at each corner of the rectangular bottom of the purse. Made in Mexico.

Lasell Fashion Collection, gift of the American Textile History Museum, originally donated by Peggy Cone Collection

Photography by David Parnes

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