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    Detail of a Stocking Purse - “An O!

    cer Giving Alms to a Sick Soldier” Edward Penny, R. A.

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    English Stocking PurseEarly 18th Century 

    (The Costume Institute)

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    English Silk Sprang Stocking Purse with Metallic Needlework c. 1700 - 1750

    (Costume Institute)

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    English Silk Sprang Stocking Pursec. 1750

    (Colonial Williamsburg)

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    Stocking Pursec. 1700 - 1750

    (Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire_

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    Stocking Pursec. 1775 - 1800

    (Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire_

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     “OLD WHEAT SHEAF in the Trap of VENUS and BACCHUS” 

    by Robert Sayer 1786(Lewis Walpole Library)

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     “OLD WHEAT SHEAF in the Trap of VENUS and BACCHUS” 

    by Robert Sayer 1786(Lewis Walpole Library)

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    English Embroidered Silk Drawstring Purse17th Century 

    (Private Collection)

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    English Rectangular Canvaswork Purse or Bag Silk and Metallic Needlework on Linen Canvas c. 1600 - 1625

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    French or German Shield Shaped PurseSilk Embroidered with Silk and Silver - Gilt Threads c. 1730 - 1745

    (Colonial Williamsburg)

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    English Silk Shield - Shaped Pursec. 1700 - 1740

    (Colonial Williamsburg)

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     American Silk Embroidered Purse from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

     “worked by Phebe Lewis...” c. 1770 - 1790(Vintage Textile)

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    English or American Wool Embroidered Irish / Flame Stitch Purse

    c. 1700 - 1750(Winterthur)

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    English or American Wool Embroidered Irish / Flame Stitch Purse

    c. 1700 - 1750(Winterthur)

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    English or American Wool Embroidered Irish / Flame Stitch Purse

    c. 1700 - 1750(Winterthur)

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     The Greenwood - Lee Family by John Greenwood c. 1747 

    (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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     The Greenwood - Lee Family by John Greenwood c. 1747 

    (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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    English Purse or "Sweet Bag"Silk with Silver Gilt Metallic Threads, and Pearls on Linen c. 1600 - 1625

    (Colonial Williamsburg)

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    English Drawstring Bag 

    Silk with Metallic Threads on a Linen Ground c. 1600 - 1625(Colonial Williamsburg)

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    Portrait of a Lady c. 1750

    (Tate Gallery)

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    Purses

    English Reticule Bag 

    18th Century (Costume Institute)

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    English Drawstring Silk Biblia Bag 

    18th Century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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    Drawstring Bag in Yellow & Black Biblia Work 

    18th Century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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    English Work Bag c. 1760 - 1780

    (Colonial Williamsburg)

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    French Cream Work Bag or PurseSilk Embroidered with Silk, Metal Sequins, and Silk Fringe c. 1780

    (Colonial Williamsburg)

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    English Red Work Bag 1699

    (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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    English Work Bag 1683

    (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

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    English Work Bag Dated 1701 & 1702

    (Victoria & Albert Museum)

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    English Work Bag 1712

    (Victoria & Albert Museum)

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     “Colonel Jack Robbing Mr. Smith going to Kentish Town” 

    by Thomas Bowles 1767 (Lewis Walpole Library)

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     “Colonel Jack Robbing Mr. Smith going to Kentish Town” 

    by Thomas Bowles 1767 (Lewis Walpole Library)

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     The material contained within these slideshows is presented for educational purposes only. The18th Century Material Culture Resource Center does not personally own any of the itemsdepicted herein and is indebted to the countless museums, libraries, and private collectors who

     willingly share their collections with the public through the internet. Every attempt has beenmade to credit these organizations and individuals for their contributions as best as possible.

    If there is a question you have regarding a particular item featured within a presentation, pleasecontact the 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center and we will try to answer yourinquiry as best as possible. If for any reason you feel there is any item that should not bepresented here, or if there is an error in any listing, or if you know the source for any item whosecredit is unknown, please inform us and we will make sure your concern is addressed as soon aspossible.

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