Acme News Photo, March 25, 1941: "This jaunty marine bag, by Frilo, features two zippered compartments -- one at top for bathing suit, cap, towel; the other on the side for knitting and anything else that must be kept dry. The bag is of white, washable duck, with a...
United Press Photo Feb. 19, 1957 -- It's in the bag! London: Designed especially for men on vacation or a weekend in the country is this novel "travel sling," modeled by Edwin Ling at the Leather Goods Industries Fair at London's Kensington Palace Hotel. The...
December 15, 1959. Gregory Peck buying a gift for his wife, Veronique. From the collection of Mary Nunn.
This picture comes from APCS member Andra Behrendt who says: This is a great photo of my husband Craig's Aunt Pauline. She was his mother's sister. Aunt Pauline grew up on a farm in Necedah, Wisconsin. She was one of 12 children, most grew up on the farm, including...
A tintype picture of Sadie Campbell McCrossan in about 1875 and she was carrying a purse. This is a picture of Mary Nunn’s great grandmother. From the collection of Mary Nunn.
Steppin’ out with mom in this great 1920s picture. And both of them are caring purses. From the photo collection of Mary Nunn.
A great mother and daughter portrait. They brought out all their finery with purses and furs. From the collection of Mary Nunn.
Mrs. “L” and Cecilia in front of a Niagara Falls backdrop, ca. 1910. From the photo collection of Mary Nunn.
“For Mother’s Day, a thoughtful remembrance that’s bound to please her.” That’s what Lady Buxton pocket leatherware promises in this ad from 1939.
Mom is certainly looking stylish in this family portrait. Check out her crocheted purse. Circa 1910. Photo from the collection of Mary Nunn.
What a proud mother and son. Mom has her lovely leather clutch and her son anticipated style in 2000 sporting a suite with sandals. Photo from the collection of Mary Nunn.
Check out the lizard purse sported by the daughter in this mother and daughter photo. Looks like they are travelling. August 1957. Photo from the collection of Mary Nunn.
We’re not quite sure what a honeymoon purse has to do with Mother’s Day, but hey “Won’t this gift make Mom mighty happy on Mother’s Day.” Photo from the collection of Mary Nunn.
Sporting a classic 1950s bag with a palm leaf on it. Reminiscent of a Bags by Whidby, Miami wicker and straw purses and more. Photo from the collection of Mary Nunn.
A sweet photo of a little girl checking out tulips with a small child's purse. The purse appears to be vinyl with two scottie dogs on it. From the collection of Mary Nunn.
A young woman from 1910 stops to smell the roses. She's carrying a small drawstring bag. It's difficult to see the pattern as it is on the side toward the woman, but it may be a silk bag. From the collection of Mary Nunn.
Lovely picture of a flapper with a micro beaded purse with chrysanthemum flowers. A purse with this pattern was for sale on eBay in the past year. If someone bought it, send us a picture and we will post it here. Picture from the collection of Mary Nunn.
As lovely as "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurat. Though this picture is later than the Seurat painting from 1884. This picture is from around 1910. Check out the beaded purse. Picture from the collection of Mary Nunn.
From April 16, 1935, the New Purse of State for Lord Chancellor. A needlewoman is shown at work on the elaborate Purse of State being made for Lord Sankey, the British Lord Chancellor, at the Royal School of Needlework, in London. Three people are working for three...
Woman carrying a 1940s Plasticflex purse with a close-up of a green and white Plasticflex purse found here. From the collection of Mary Nunn.