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Silver purse worn by Ophelia DeVore

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Peck & Peck, American, founded 1888  Search this
Worn by:
Ophelia DeVore, American, 1922 - 2014  Search this
plastic, synthetic fiber, reflective glass, and metal
H x W x D: 10 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 3 in. (26.7 x 18.1 x 7.6 cm)
purses (bags)
Place used:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Metallic silver faux leather purse worn by Ophelia DeVore. The purse is rectangular with a rounded bottom to the body, which has rigid sides. It closes with a rounded flap on the top that fastens with a metal snap. A length of silver faux leather is doubled and run through two (2) metal loops at each side of the top to make a short handle.
The interior of the purse is lined in ivory synthetic satin. A rectangular mirror is adhered to the interior of the flap. There are no interior pockets. A cream fabric label with blue and red embroidered text is adhered to the interior back top side that reads "PECK & PECK / FIFTH AVENUE / NEW YORK" with a shield shaped crest embroidered at the left side.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ophelia DeVore
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture