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The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Midcentury Fashion

Start Date 29 August 2017
End Date 07 January 2017
Venue The Esse Purse Museum
Location Arkansas, USA

The exhibit showcases midcentury plastic handbags and accessories from owner Anita Davis’s private collection. Much of the exhibit focuses on Bakelite and Lucite handbags from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Supplemental text offers guests a brief history of the conception of and popularity of plastic purses.