5th January 2023

Other Wartime Fashion Oddities

Another war time fashion novelty were smart handbags to carrying around the Government supplied gas-masks. Queen Mary reportedly had a “bag-like velvet container attached to the bottom of her handbag” to accommodate her mask.

The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld), 12th October 1939 page 2.

The Telegraph (Brisbane), 26th October 1939 page 15.












Sunday Times (Perth), 24th December 1939 page 22.






















Mirror (Perth), 14th October 1939 page 3.

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