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Visual display of the Lumured Petit-Bead purse

Lumured Petit-Bead purse

  • 1940-1949
  • Lumured Petit-Bead purse covered with tiny, very bright and shiny ivory plastic beads, except where there are embroidered pink flowers with green leaves. The flowers are covered with a square of tiny, clear beads in a checkerboard type pattern. The outside metal frame is covered with the white beads. The inside frame is in a gold tone finish. There is a kiss lock closure in a gold tone with a white bead and a beaded handle. There is ivory lining and an inside pocket with a separate, envelope-style coin purse with a snap closure. Sewed to the inside flap is a silver- colored, plastic, penny-size coin with a picture of Jesus stamped on one side that reads, "Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Kingdom Come." The other side has a picture of Mary and baby Jesus on the other side that reads, "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Jesus Pray for us." The inside pocket reads, "By Lumured Petite Bead, Made in USA" with a patent number that is difficult to read. Bag dimensions: 7 1/2" at bottom edge x 11".
  • From the private collection of Dovie Horvitz (2010.61.31a).