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.