100 Years of Purses 1880s to 1970

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This book will identify, by chapter, purse styles over a 100-year span, from 1880 to 1980. Any female who loves or is fascinated with handbags must own this book. More than 320 photos showcase creative, stylish, flamboyant, prestigious, and conventional purses. You will learn that the handbag creates a mystery about the owner. Discussed are purses of all types: beaded, evening, Lucite, pearl, straw, reptile, tapestry, and bags from the 1940s to the 1960s. There is also a chapter on German silver, compacts, and ...

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This book will identify, by chapter, purse styles over a 100-year span, from 1880 to 1980. Any female who loves or is fascinated with handbags must own this book. More than 320 ... photos showcase creative, stylish, flamboyant, prestigious, and conventional purses. You will learn that the handbag creates a mystery about the owne r. Discussed are purses of all types: beaded, evening, Lucite, pearl, straw, reptile, tapestry, and bags from the 1940s to the 1960s. There is also a chapter on German silver, compacts, and accessories. This book is truly a delight for purse lovers of all ages. Read more Show Less

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This book will identify, by chapter, purse styles over a 100-year span, from 1880 to 1980. Any female who loves or is fascinated with handbags must own this book. More than 320 photos showcase creative, stylish, flamboyant, prestigious, and conventional purses. You will learn that the handbag creates a mystery about the owner. Discussed are purses of all types: beaded, evening, Lucite, pearl, straw, reptile, tapestry, and bags from the 1940s to the 1960s. There is also a chapter on German silver, compacts, and accessories. This book is truly a delight for purse lovers of all ages. 2005 values.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781574324532
  • Publisher: Collector Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2005
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronna Lee Aikins has collected costume jewelry for over 15 years and her book, Brilliant Rhinestones, is based on her personal collection. She owned a unique boutique offering vintage costume jewelry and clothing as well as new jewelry and couture. Pieces of her collection were also sold at an upscale Nashville, TN, clothing shop.

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Table of Contents

Dedication 4
Acknowledgments 5
Introduction 6
Fun Facts about Purses 8
Becoming Beads 9
Elegant Evening 37
German Silver & Silver 54
Lovely Lucite 57
Material Girls 60
Marvelous Mesh 65
Precious Pearls 77
Rocking Reptile and Hand-tooled Leather 89
Summertime Straw 103
Tasteful Tapestry 111
The 1940s to the 1960s 119
Miscellaneous 128
Compacts and Accessories 132
My Favorite Three Gifts 139
Katie's Favorites 140
About the Author 142
Note from the Author 142
Bibliography 143
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