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Cathay Williams-handbag

Cathay Williams-handbag

Regular price $ 280.00 USD
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Imported color leather gives a more stylish touch to leather handbags. This attractive handbag is close to celery with a yellowish influence (if you want to really dig into colors) The trim and straps are chocolate brown .The bag is a handbag yet it has a strap down the back. To allow it to be carried as a back pack. The bag measures 19" X 15" with wrap around pockets. A handled  flap hovers over a zipped closure and embellished strips. Great for daily wear and to be your new best friend!

"Handle it handbagz" always acknowledges "Some of the greatest Known ,Unknowns , Ever Known" women. This bag is in honor of Cathay William or William Cathay  she was a female soldier who enlisted in the United States Army under the pseudonym William Cathay. She was the first African-American woman to enlist and the only one documented as having served in the United States Army posing as a man. After leaving the military she signed up a all black regiment that would eventually become "The Buffalo Soldiers".

Poor health overwhelmed Williams after serving in the military. Toe amputations from diabetes, neuralgia, deafness, and rheumatism forced her to apply for a military disability pension. A doctor concluded she didn't qualify – not because William Cathay was undeserving, but because Williams had posed as a man .


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