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Woman's handbag

Woman's wooden handbag hand-painted with French "lin de siecle" park and cafe scenes. Interior lined with green quilted cotton finished with white braid gimp. Labeled "Annie Laurie Original/ Palm Beach"


Inherited by donor from her mother-in-law, Bertha Grinker Hammel. Gift to the MFA December 13, 2006.

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Gift of Barbara Field Hammel

American, 1950–60


Height x width: 12.7 x 14 x 20.3 cm (5 x 5 1/2 x 8 in.)

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Painted wood, quilted cotton with gimp braid trim, plastic handle, and gold tone metal clasp


Textiles and Fashion Arts