Celluloid Purses have been around since the 1500s. However it was not until the Victorian era (1837-1901) that purses evolved into the women’s accessory we recognize today. By the early 1900s designers produced purses made of Celluloid. Celluloid purses featured compartments inside the bag and a sturdy handle.
Celluloid was created in 1870 but Celluloid purses didn’t burst on the scene until the early 1900s. Celluloid purses were produced for a relatively short period of time. By the 1930s Celluloid in purses were replaced by safer plastics. Celluloid was highly flammable and decomposed easily including purses. Celluloid Purses For Sale
1940’s Floral Purse – Tapestry Handbag – Celluloid Handled Purse
Navy Crochet Celluloid Purse
Vintage Art Deco Ivory Celluloid Frame Purse
1930’s Celluloid Bird Design Handbag
Vintage Beaded Celluloid Floral Handbag