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  • Andrea Edelman
    Hi all -
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 2, 2009
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      Hi all -

      I forwarded Debbie's question to my other friend Shon Miller, who owns The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (vintage/antique hats, compacts, combs, purses), and she says:

      > No, 'compact mirrors' weren't available at that
      > time. 'Powdering and painting' were not
      > considered ladylike.  One might have body powder in
      > the bath.  And one might very well
      > have a mirror hanging from a chatelaine clip; but the
      > twain didn't really meet up until
      > the late 1910's, and earlier in France than in the
      > US or England and the rest of the
      > continent.  You might have had a jeweled or
      > enameled round box with a pull-off lid, and
      > a mirror on the inside of the lid, but in those days
      > no-one would have admitted it was
      > to contain powder.
      >  
      > For the ultimate answer, I'd contact Roselyn Gerson
      > of the Compact Collectors' Club;
      > you should be able to find her contact information in
      > any of her books.
      >  
      > Hope this helps.
      >  
      > Shon Miller
      > The Mad Hatter

      > --- On Mon, 11/2/09, dsullivan@ymail. com
      > <dsullivan@ymail. com> wrote:
      >
      >
      > From: dsullivan@ymail. com <dsullivan@ymail. com>
      > Subject: [SDCostumeNet] Compact mirror
      > To: SDCostumeNet@ yahoogroups. com
      > Date: Monday, November 2, 2009, 5:26 PM
      >
      > I just know someone on this board will have the answer
      > to my question. Were compact mirror, especially with loose
      > powder, available in the 1870-1880s? I've searched for
      > the history of the compact mirror but haven't found one
      > yet. I'll continue searching but I bet someone here will
      > have the answer first!
      >
      > Thanks!
      > Debbie
      >
      >
    • Jody Regan
      Andrea-- Thank you so much for the information. Jody ... From: Andrea Edelman Subject: Fw: Re: [CGWcostumers] Fw: [SDCostumeNet] Compact
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 3, 2009
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        Andrea--
        Thank you so much for the information.
        Jody

        --- On Tue, 11/3/09, Andrea Edelman <tuppence68@...> wrote:

        From: Andrea Edelman <tuppence68@...>
        Subject: Fw: Re: [CGWcostumers] Fw: [SDCostumeNet] Compact mirror
        To: "Costumers' Guild West" <CGWcostumers@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 5:04 AM

         
        Hi all -

        I forwarded Debbie's question to my other friend Shon Miller, who owns The Mad Hatter's Tea Party (vintage/antique hats, compacts, combs, purses), and she says:

        > No, 'compact mirrors' weren't available at that
        > time. 'Powdering and painting' were not
        > considered ladylike.  One might have body powder in
        > the bath.  And one might very well
        > have a mirror hanging from a chatelaine clip; but the
        > twain didn't really meet up until
        > the late 1910's, and earlier in France than in the
        > US or England and the rest of the
        > continent.  You might have had a jeweled or
        > enameled round box with a pull-off lid, and
        > a mirror on the inside of the lid, but in those days
        > no-one would have admitted it was
        > to contain powder.
        >  
        > For the ultimate answer, I'd contact Roselyn Gerson
        > of the Compact Collectors' Club;
        > you should be able to find her contact information in
        > any of her books.
        >  
        > Hope this helps.
        >  
        > Shon Miller
        > The Mad Hatter

        > --- On Mon, 11/2/09, dsullivan@ymail. com
        > <dsullivan@ymail. com> wrote:
        >
        >
        > From: dsullivan@ymail. com <dsullivan@ymail. com>
        > Subject: [SDCostumeNet] Compact mirror
        > To: SDCostumeNet@ yahoogroups. com
        > Date: Monday, November 2, 2009, 5:26 PM
        >
        > I just know someone on this board will have the answer
        > to my question. Were compact mirror, especially with loose
        > powder, available in the 1870-1880s? I've searched for
        > the history of the compact mirror but haven't found one
        > yet. I'll continue searching but I bet someone here will
        > have the answer first!
        >
        > Thanks!
        > Debbie
        >
        >

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