Eighty Five Year Old Makeup

My grandmother received this purse/compact from her uncle when she was fourteen years old.  Sometime around nineteen twenty six.

A few years ago when she passed away, I inherited it.

I love to hold it and try to imagine what my grandmother, Helen, was like as a fourteen year old girl.

She obviously took very good care of her little treasure and even left some makeup inside for me!

Here is my five year old, Sylvia using a bit of the eighty five year old makeup.

I think that this is the only possession that I own that I would be sad if it were lost.


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