Combs & Purses
Antique Beaded Purses
to the website for Evelyn Haertig'sbooks.Evelyn was our mother and we are very proud of
her accomplishments. Her speciality was antique
purses and combs. She devoted over 30 years to
researching their origins, history,
preservation, restoration and collecting. Her
studies culminated in the publication of three
exquisite books which are described and offered
for sale on this website.
Milt, working in close collaboration with her,
did most of the photography for the books. He
spent countless hours in the darkroom
photographing the examples they had collected
for the books.
books, studies and presentations, Evelyn greatly
advanced the importance, appreciation and ART of
the antique purse. Her books continue to be used
by virtually every major museum research center
January 2002 our beloved father passed away
in March of 2007 our beloved mother passed
This website is dedicated to their memory.
With love, their daughters,