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Woman in Red Art Button Museum
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Illustration of long-haired woman in red dress resting her face in her hands.

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Through the 1940s, pocket mirrors were a popular advertising opportunity, given that the back of the mirror would be on display whenever the user pulled it out in public to check their reflection. Today, unusual and inventive mirrors can frequently be sold at auction for hundreds of dollars to collectors.

This art deco illustration is part of a more risque category of pocket mirror, metamorphic, that creates a different image when held upside down. The primary view is a red-headed woman with red draped clothing resting her head on black gloved hands, while the inverted view is a woman's legs and intimate areas peeking out from a red cloth.

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Simpson, Milt. (1994) Folk Erotica. Harper Collins. p. 54.

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AR0266
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