Meerten book purse illustration

Meerten book purse illustration

The excitement is already building to see "Essential Style: Vintage and Antique Purses," the purse exhibit at the SFO Museum that many of our members have contributed bags to be displayed. But now I am even more excited after seeing one of the featured purses on the...
Purse Tales: The Illusive Alfred Shaheen Purse

Purse Tales: The Illusive Alfred Shaheen Purse

In 2010 I purchased the Workman Publishing Purse A Day calendar. Imagine my surprise when while flipping through the calendar, I came across a purse on Jan. 5, 2010 from the Amsterdam Museum of Bags and Purse, that I didn’t even know existed. There it sat, a bag with...
Purse Tales: WAC Dorothy L. Lammerson

Purse Tales: WAC Dorothy L. Lammerson

On 15 May 1942, the United States Army created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Roughly a year later on July 1, 1943, it was converted to full status as the Women's Army Corps (WAC). The original idea was that WAC soldiers would take on...
The story of the World Expos as told by purses

The story of the World Expos as told by purses

More than 160 years ago we celebrated the first world exposition. While there had been previous national exhibitions, the "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations" in 1851 London was the first to become a worldwide event. The Great Exhibition, as it...
Sutton Hoo purse lid

Sutton Hoo purse lid

Sutton Hoo might better be called Sutton Wow! Located in the county of Suffolk, about 100 miles northeast of London, Sutton Hoo is a series of burial mounds that have existed for more than 1,000 years. Just before World War II, archaeologists would discover that...
Camilla’s Purse

Camilla’s Purse

This story is about an ordinary person – Camilla Gottlieb  – and the extraordinary life she lived. On May 27, 1964 Camilla Gottlieb died. We might never have learned the full details of Camilla’s extraordinary story except for one thing – her purse. After she passed,...