Where is it from?

Association locations map

Similar items over time

Handbag - White Leather, Simpson's Gloves, Richmond, Victoria, 1950s Object Reg. No: SH 890122

White leather ladies' handbag, made by Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond, 1950s. Retailed by Olga Geiger, Collins Street, Melbourne.

Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until 1988.
White ladies' leather "skirt-style" handbag. "Belt" lies across top fastening. Lined with dark blue poplin moire. Bag has hand strap. 2. mirror. 3. white leather purse.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 23.00 cm (Height), 22.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, trades
Themes this item is part of: Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sample products
Inscriptions: Label inside reads "K.O.Geiger of Collins St Melbourne". Label attached to strap reads "7314 white".
Manufacturer: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1950s
Retailer: K Geiger, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No