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Doll purse

Doll purse
Title
Doll purse
Date 
1870-1940
Medium 
Leather, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm )
Description 
Red leather accordion style doll's purse with metal nailheads, chain and flap-front clasp
Credit Line 
Gift of Marian F. Fraser
Object Number 
2004.47.34
Gallery Label 
This doll, Helen, her wardrobe and trunk were originally owned by Mary Augusta Colson whose seafaring family roots were in Brooklyn, New York and New England. The doll was purchased for Mary as a favor to Captain Colson by the owner of his ship, Vernon H. Brown in 1876. Mrs. Brown spent weeks with her dressmaker designing the most current fashions for the doll. Mary was later photographed with her doll in Boston, as were successive generations of female descendants, including the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group