What a rare and wonderful discovery! In excellent condition – perhaps never used. Only some minor discolorations from age or storage and almost 100 years old.
These handbags have beautifully finished leather and fun hardware touches. A tri-color Bakelite or celluloid clasp ornament and even a little coin purse stashed inside. When you think that this was at the beginning of the Great Depression with war looming in Europe, it puts a different slant on this pretty product. The company was formed in 1928, just a year before the stock market crash.
Despite it all, people did find ways to enjoy life in the 1930’s – some of the most fun and outrageously glamorous movies were made during that time, some of the most luxurious and over-the-top fashion plus beautiful Art Deco furniture, architecture and ornamentation.
“Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..”
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY