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Betsy Davis Print: Mrs. Helen Hanna Tucker and Mrs. Evelyn Selden McLean (1910s)
This illustration by Betsy Davis captures the decade of the 1910’s. Handbags became more essential as women began working out of the home and becoming head of the household during war time. Titled “Mrs. Helen Hannah Tucker and Mrs. Evelyn Selden McLean” the drawing features two distinctive handbags of the era. Helen has a silver beaded chatelaine purse while Evelyn carries a Mandalain mesh purse.