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Unique and very collectible Wadsworth black suede carryall was advertised in 1947 Life magazine {See p.165 of Gerson|s "Vanity and Bags and Purses".} Designed to mimic cameras of the period, its interior reflects the continued metal restrictions on luxury goods in place after WWII. Laura Mueller describes it on p.140 of "Compacts" as an "ill conceived mix of leather and tinted loose powder". The case has double access secured with metal snaps. The back panel flips open to reveal a large open compartment suitable for cigarettes, cash or grooming items. The other side has a large beveled glass lid mirror and no metal whatsoever. The ivory plastic frame is divided into lipstick compartment, cash compartment with coin purse on the reverse of the leather lid and loose powder compartment with equally loose leather lid, which allows the powder to escape. Signed puff and original sifter are included. Excellent condition with some wear to the center of the mirror. Measures 3 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches.

This item was part of the archives of the Bag Lady Emporium, originally in operation from 1996 through 2022 (Inventory ID C00201). It sold for $130.00 in 2007.

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