Last Saturday, [1/20] my girlfriend, Linda, coordinated an outing for six ladies to Toledo, Ohio to attend a handbag exhibit at St. Paul Lutheran Church's HeART Gallery. I was one of the lucky ladies!
The church was established in 1857 and the current building was built in 1868.
100 purses were displayed in chronological order spanning 100 years, and tracing the changing roles of women from 1880's to 1980's. I took pictures to share with you. The majority of the purses were to accompany elegant attire until they neared the 1980's, and then they became more casual and modern. The purses were displayed in lovely vignettes.
Here's to women's purses [handbags] over the years!
It was an interesting exhibit. There are 88 purses pictured, so somehow I missed taking pictures of 12 purses.
I'm certain during my adulthood I've either given away, thrown away, or sold in garage sales 100 or more purses. Do you save your purses for posterity, or get rid of them after they go out-of-style, or are no longer used?
Following the exhibit we attended a lovely tea in the church parlor. Tomorrow's post...