Vintage 1940s alligator purse, brown genuine leather baby crocodile handbag, full body hide head taxidermy

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1940s ALLIGATOR PURSE
• A unique piece for display, this genuine-leather purse from the 1940s is made from the full hide of a small alligator
• Brown glass-bead eyes
• Leather strap has adjustable snaps to lengthen (see condition below)
• Open interior lined in tan velveteen material with a metal-zip side pouch; large snap on flap

ERA: 1940s
COLOR: shades of brown
LABEL: unlabeled (there's an imprint on the inner flap but I can't make it out)
MATERIAL: genuine alligater leather
ORIGIN: unlabeled
SIZE: 9 x 7 x 2.75"
STRAP DROP: 9" (there are two snapped settings; this measurement is the shorter of the two)

CONDITION: There are multiple tears in the outer leather layer--one on the front left leg, one on the back right leg, one large spit in the leather along the top where the flap creases when opened. The strap is torn completely off on one side of the strap. The lining has wear to the crease areas and there's some tarnish on the metal zipper. Purse is fragile and probably not usable as is. Fair condition but a beautiful and interesting display piece and the head is in excellent condition!

*Her HAT is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/639307763/vintage-1950s-brown-wool-hat-silver-star
*Her DRESS is here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/625475958/vintage-1940s-brown-plaid-dress-34

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