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Accession Number: 1999.56.28

Physical Description: Dark brown leather purse with two carrying handles and a shoulder strap at the top. Hinged opening at the top with a nickel-plated brass latch mechanism with keyed lock (key is missing). Various compartments inside.

History of Object: According to the donor, this purse belonged to Carry A. Nation. Nation carried this purse for many public appearances and was photographed wearing it on several occasions. In her autobiography, entitled The Life of Carry A. Nation, the author refers to a "leather case" that is almost certainly the same bag.

Date: Between 1860 and 1911

Dimensions (in cm): 25.00 (H) 24.50 (W) 6.50 (D) Measurement given does not include the strap.

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Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Nation, Carry Amelia, 1846-1911

Status: Cataloged

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