Object ID
1993.29.7.D
Object Name
Set, Manicure
Date Created
circa 1930
Material
Celluloid
Object Description
Three manicure handles of the vanity set all the same size. Front side is a pearly, marble-like peach color outlined in a matte orange color. The underside of the handles is also a matte orange. One of the manicure handles has a metal element that protrudes from its handle, but it is hard to know if it is the tool itself or the remnants of a tool. The other two handles do not have any metal protrusions.
Origin
With the advent of inexpensive plastics in the 1930s, vanity items like these became more readily available. These handles would have been attached to metal tools as a part of a manicure set. The tools and buffer probably would have been kept in a case. Vanity items such as these were likely kept on a woman's dresser with other assorted vanity items.
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Citation
Set, Manicure, circa 1930, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6449. Accessed 09/21/20.