A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.

Hand Bag

A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing…

This is an early 20th century hat display. It includes three hats, a long shawl, purse, and hat pins on a cushion. The hats have a netting material in the front for covering the face.

Hat Display

This is an early 20th century hat display. It includes three hats, a long shawl, purse, and hat pins…

A young girl playing dress up. She is wearing a dress that looks to be from Colonial times. She is holding a paper fan, a coin purse, and is wearing glasses.

Young Girl Playing Dress-up

A young girl playing dress up. She is wearing a dress that looks to be from Colonial times. She is holding…

"Marsupium, a purse. The purse used by the ancients was commonly a small leathern bag, and was often closed by being drawn together at the mouth. Mercury is commonly represented holding one in his hand, of which the annexed woodcut from an intaglia in the Stosch collection in Berlin presents an example." — Smith, 1873

Marsupium

"Marsupium, a purse. The purse used by the ancients was commonly a small leathern bag, and was often…

Pistil and stamens of a shepherd's purse.

Pistil and stamens of shepherd's purse

Pistil and stamens of a shepherd's purse.

This pocketbook is similar to a purse, it is a relatively small money container similar to a wallet, but typically used by women and including a compartment for coins.

Multiple Compartment Pocket Book

This pocketbook is similar to a purse, it is a relatively small money container similar to a wallet,…

A purse or handbag.

Purse

A purse or handbag.

A small bag or pouch for carrying money.

Coin Purse

A small bag or pouch for carrying money.

A woman's bag for carrying keys, a wallet, and other personal items; a handbag.

Satchel Purse

A woman's bag for carrying keys, a wallet, and other personal items; a handbag.

"The Purse Crab, <em>Birgus Latro</em> is a very curious species found in Amboyna and some of the adjacent islands. They inhabit the fissures of rocks along the sea-shore by day and come forth at night to search for food along the beach. When they meeta person they set up their claws in a threatening manner and snap their pincers and retreat backward. The natives say they climb the cocoanut-trees to get the cocoanuts." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Purse-crab

"The Purse Crab, Birgus Latro is a very curious species found in Amboyna and some of the adjacent…

A small used in the Catholic church to carry the consecrated host.

Pyx

A small used in the Catholic church to carry the consecrated host.

Ripe-fruit of a shepherd's purse.

Ripe-fruit of shepherd's purse

Ripe-fruit of a shepherd's purse.

"A common cruciferous plant, the size of which varies from a few inches to a few feet."&mdash;Finley, 1917

Shepherd's purse

"A common cruciferous plant, the size of which varies from a few inches to a few feet."—Finley,…

Petal of a shepherd's purse.

Petal of Shepherd's Purse

Petal of a shepherd's purse.