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Catalog Number 2002.141.001
Object Name Purse
Collection Cathy Keating
Date 1972
Description Painted wooden 'purse' promoting Dewey Bartlett for U.S. Sentate 1972. Purse is painted white and made to look like a house.The lower half is decorated with gray, dancing elephants holding the american flag in their trunk stepping through red flowers and green grass. On the side a red 'door' is painted with 'This is a Republican House' painted on it. On the other side, a 'back door' is painted red with 'Dewey Was Here' painted in black. The 'roof' is painted red and the front side is painted in white letters, Betty McCurry Logan County Coordinator '72. The back roof has wood stencils painted white reading BARTLETT, underneath in black painted letters, For U.S. Senate '72 From Oklahoma(small painted image of the state) Purse has a wooden handle on the top and brass hinges in the middle for opening. Two red white and blue ribbons are threaded through the purse attached to a wooden knob to hold the purse closed. Interior of purse is lined with cream bacground and red flower print fabric, with the red, white and blue ribbon as trip. On the inside woolden flap of the purse 'This is Betty's Bag' is written in black paint. On the top of the handle 'by W. Britt '72' is written in black paint.
Dimensions H-8 W-4.75 L-8.5 inches
Material Wood, paint, ribbon, metal
People Bartlett, Dewey F.
Search Terms political
Category Historical Politics