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Location 1955:

Brightman Products Co.
Makers of Brightmode "Petites"
385 Fifth Avenue
New York 16, NY
LExington 2-2496

Other locations in Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles

This half page ad graces the top of page 35 of the March 1955 issue of Handbags & Accessories.

Out of the bag

"CONGRATULATIONS on his Bar Mitzvah go to Allan Mazer son of Briteniode's Sylvia. Brightman Mazer. Services on this happy occasion were held Sept. 10th at the Bellerose Jewish Center, Bellerose, L. I. and open house for family and friends followed at the Mazur home in Bellerose." "Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 43

The 1960s

This half page ad in the February 1961 Handbags & Accessories surprised me! I had always believed this long, lean shape was a mid-50's Art Modern style. The term "Underarm" is also an unexpected flash from the past, as this was the term used for clutch bags in the 30s and 40s!

Display ad June 1961 "Handbags & Accessories," page 57


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