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Metal Mesh Purse
Donated by the Marcella Head Sharum estate

This circa 1930 metal mesh purse belonged to Leila Ann Dodson Head. Leila married Carl Cleveland Head in Springdale, August 26, 1922. They were the parents of identical twins, Drucilla and Marcella Head, born June 23, 1923. The family lived in Springdale and at Head's Ford on the White River (east of Springdale), named for Carl's ancestors who settled there in 1855.

The purse was made by Whiting Davis Company, a longtime maker of metal mesh fashion items still in business today.

Carl and Leila Head, circa 1922

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