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Telephone purse

Description: Before the designer era of the 1980s took hold, the lack of clear direction in the fashion of the 1970s had produced a variety of playful styles. This red vinyl purse ca 1980 is a wonderful example of that! Not only does it look like a telephone, with its receiver handle & rotary dial design on the front, it's a fully operational phone! The receiver is a real one, the keypad on the front really works and inside is a telephone wire ready to be plugged in to an outlet.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Telephone
Clothing and dress
20th century
Fashion accessories
Fashion design -- History

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