Merle Norman bag

Side view of a box bag showing the closed lid and two handles.
Side view of a box bag showing the closed lid and two handles.

Description

A box bag, originally containing a range of Merle Norman cosmetics. It was obtainable with a coupon and the purchase of $20 worth of cosmetics. An advertisment at the time suggested that 'Its charming mock tortoise shell and crystal look makes it a versatile fashion accessory for daytime dress or elegant evenings.' On purchase, it was complete with : Intense body moisturizer, candescent face make up, taupe creamy powder eye shadow and a trio compact with Satin Sienna lipstick, Tawyny cheek color creme and a Russett moist lip gloss'. The rectangular box bag has an amber and brown base and hinges, made from injection moulded acrylic (?), and a colourless facetted lid, made from injection moulded polystyrene(?). The two handles are slightly flexible, and are probably made from injection moulded polyethylene. Measurements given exclude the handles.
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Object number

AIBDC : 009526

Date

1975 (circa)

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Dimensions
Width
228mm
Height
130mm
Depth
128mm

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