Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Purse
Date 1900-1930
Description Purse. Overall beaded design with a band of multicolored flowers with green and brown leaves on a clear beaded background. Beads are stitched on woven ground fabric. White metal frame and chain handle with ball clasp. Pink silk lining with side pocket. Measures 8.5 inches high (not including handle) x 6.5 inches wide.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Early Twentieth Century, Floral)
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History This item came from a collection of purses assembled by Elizabeth (McMahon) Burgher (1898-1990) of Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1930
Material Cloth/Metal/Glass beads
Subjects Clothing & dress
Purses
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Gear
Associated People Burgher, Elizabeth (McMahon)
Catalog Number C02.1489
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, December 2015.
Legal Status Images and text in this database are copyrighted by the Staten Island Historical Society unless otherwise noted. Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.