Location June 1961:
Leather styles by various makers for Fall 1961 were highlighted on page 33 of the June 1961 issue of "Handbags & Accessories," including this example by American Art.
"American Art, 65 W. 56 St. has created elegant simplicity in finest calf with brushed gold-silver frame and crown closing"
The HANDBAG BRIEFS column on page 53 of the June 1961 "Handbags & Accessories" touts the expertise of American Art.
"Exquisite hand detail on the finest calf, velvet, alligator and antelope is evident throughout the fall collection of American Art, 65 W 56th St. Elegant gunmetal frames with grafic work, florentine finish gold with silver design, royal crown closings, antiqued handles, automatic lock closings, ac-cordian openings, and scalloped bases create a mood of exclusive craftsmanship and design. Every bag is studied simplicity and follows one basic theme, of slim, flowing lines translated into fine leather. Designed for the descriminating, all handbags are lined with the softest leathers, and fully fitted. The collection starts at $49.50."