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Purse

Description: This pocketbook was made in the late 1700s. 18th century women didn’t carry purses like women of today do—they didn’t carry much in the way of toiletries or money, so they didn’t need to. The woman who owned this would have kept a variety of small objects in this pocketbook, which she could have carried in her pocket (a separate bag worn under her skirt.)
Source: http://www.digitalindy.org/cdm/ref/collection/tcm/id/898
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Purses
18th century
Handbags
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

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