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Gray and white faux snakeskin leather handbag

Object | Accession Number: 1995.36.1.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Purse carried by Viennese woman while immigrating from Nazi Austria via Shanghai, China. Used by Lily Bergstein while immigrating from Nazi Austria via Shanghai, China.
    Date
    use:  approximately 1930-1939
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jacques J. M. Shore

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Dress Accessories
    Object Type
    Handbags (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    .1.1= purse: leather clutch fabricated of gray and white leather resembling snake skin; contained:
    .1.2= matching mirror: backed with same leather as purse on inside pocket; .1.3= ten (10) metal hairpins enclosed in paper wrapper
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 5.830 inches (14.808 cm) | Width: 8.820 inches (22.403 cm) | Depth: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm)
    Materials
    overall : leather, metal, adhesive, paper

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The handbag was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Jacques Shore, the cousin of Lily Bergstein.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:45
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