Monday, February 17, 2014
Child's Purse-Early 20th Century
Lipstick would have been sort of risqué for women at that time, Mama Bess (my great grandmother) must have been more sophisticated than I realised letting her daughter have lipstick to play with. Even for a teenager, that would have been something, "nice" girls didn't wear, and the lippy came in pots, applied with a brush. The pieces have a Deco-ish look to them, but really I'm stumped. Oh to go back in time and have the brains to ask questions!
That carved thing in the background was in the bag. You open it, and there's a tiny bug on a spring. I can't tell if it is carved wood, or a nut, so I shoved it back in the purse until I can figure it out. I don't want the allergic one getting hold of it if it is a carved nut.
So what do you guys think for dates? Am I crazy thinking it looks like the late 1920's rather than turn of the century? Have you ever seen one like it?