EvelynHaertigPurses

Collection of Evelyn Haertig offered by her daughter

California, United States
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Announcement    Thank you for visiting my shop. My mother, Evelyn Haertig, was well known in the purse collectors world for the three books she wrote on antique purses. My father, Milton, did most of the photography for the books in his darkroom. As their daughter, I am offering items from their collections of purses and other antiques on this Etsy shop.

To learn more about Milt and Evelyn visit the following websites:
ETSY ABOUT: Https://Etsy.com/shop/EvelynHaertigPurses#about
WEBSITE: http://www.EvelynsPurses.com
INSTAGRAM: @evelyn_haertig_purses

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Last updated on May 30, 2022

Thank you for visiting my shop. My mother, Evelyn Haertig, was well known in the purse collectors world for the three books she wrote on antique purses. My father, Milton, did most of the photography for the books in his darkroom. As their daughter, I am offering items from their collections of purses and other antiques on this Etsy shop.

To learn more about Milt and Evelyn visit the following websites:
ETSY ABOUT: Https://Etsy.com/shop/EvelynHaertigPurses#about
WEBSITE: http://www.EvelynsPurses.com
INSTAGRAM: @evelyn_haertig_purses

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About EvelynHaertigPurses

Sales 316
On Etsy since 2019

Milt and Evelyn Haertig's Devotion to Purse History

Evelyn’s specialty was antique combs and purses, but she also collected many other interesting antiques. She devoted over 30 years to researching the origin, history, preservation, restoration and collecting antique purses. Her studies resulted in the publication of three exquisite books which are offered for sale on this Etsy shop.

Milton, her husband, worked closely with Evelyn and did most of the photography for the books. He spent countless hours in the darkroom photographing the examples they had collected for the books.

With their books, studies and presentations, they greatly advanced the importance, appreciation and ART of the antique purse. Their books continue to be used by virtually every major museum research center world wide.

Milton passed away in 2002 and Evelyn in 2007.
Their daughter, Rhett Regina Owings, is sponsoring this Etsy shop.

Please visit www.EvelynsPurses.com
to learn more about Milt & Evelyn and to read reviews of their books.

Rhett is an artist and has her own ETSY shop and website.
www.etsy.com/shop/RhettOWINGSart
www.RhettsStudio.com

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  • Rhett Regina Owings

    Owner, Photographer, Customer Service

    My parents gave me a love of art, antiques and purses. When they passed away, I was left with many treasures to pass on to others who will value and love them too. I hope you will find a treasure or two to add to your own collection.

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  • RR Owings

    CA, United States

    Ms Owings is the daughter of Evelyn Haertig, who passed away in 2007. Ms Owings is helping to sell the books Evelyn wrote as well as the many purses she collected and restored in her estate.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Did Evelyn restore this purse?

Evelyn passed away in 2007. Her daughters found many boxes of purses and other antique items in the estate. We are not completely sure who might have restored some of the purses. They were all in her personal collection and used in the research of her books. She most certainly restored many, many purses as best she could or sent them out to be restored.

How old is this purse? Where did it come from?

The best way to answer these questions is to read Evelyn's books. She spent 7 years researching each book, traveling to many museums and factories in the USA and Europe to search for answers. Her books are still considered the ultimate guides for antique purse collecting and restoration. They are in the library of every serious purse collector and many museums.

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