It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century that women began to carry a little bit of cash in their purses, although still not as much as men.Before then, women’s handbags were used for personal items like fans and perfume bottles.
Young women began carrying sleek, modern clutch purses to hold their face powder, lipstick, and cigarettes.
At first they were made of cow and horse leather, but eventually sewn canvas wallets became more feasible.
During the Renaissance, wallets also included spaces to carry coins, and in the 19th century, men tended to carry wallets on their belts rather than in their pockets—they often carried dried meat in them, too.
These are the top portion of the back on Real Photo Postcards that do not have stamp boxes or generic-type boxes.
Please help identify the years of usage for these real photo postcard stamp backs.