Souvenir of the North African Campaign

Souvenir of the North African Campaign

Buying souvenirs for loved ones was unusual during World War 2. Soldiers in areas that had been secured would trade for souvenirs that they would then send back home. This purse from North Africa 1943 was acquired by Captain E. M. Lobdell. Inscribed "All my love to my...
Green leather purse with a feather

Green leather purse with a feather

A green leather clutch with an accent of a metal feather. The feather appears to be a silver-plated base metal. This clutch was most likely made between the 1930s and 1940s given its design and composition. From the collection of Jennifer Whitehair.
Arts and Crafts leather tulip purse

Arts and Crafts leather tulip purse

Arts and Crafts leather purse from the 1920s. The purse features an asymmetrical design with tulips. From the collection of Jennifer Whitehair.