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Carry Nation carried this purse for many public appearances and was photographed with it on several occasions. In her autobiography, entitled The Life of Carry A. Nation, the author refers to a "leather case" that is almost certainly the same bag.
Date: between 1860 and 1911
Item Number: 209987
KSHS Identifier: 1999.56.28
Collections - Museum
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Reform/Advocacy - Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date - 1861-1869
Date - 1870s
Date - 1880s
Date - 1890s
Date - 1900s
Date - 1910s
Objects and Artifacts - Personal Artifacts - Personal Gear - Purse
People - Notable Kansans - Nation, Carry Amelia,1846-1911
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts