Our country starting converting from these cotton bags to plastic bags post World War II until they were totally phased out in the 1960's. So to find any now, that means someone actually stored them and didn't throw them out or leave the in the barn to be destroyed by critters. On top of that, women used to go through some crazy, multi-level process to remove the ink from the bags so they could be used to make clothing for the family, curtains, etc.
I had to have my own, and lucky for me I found one in my favorite color green.
Gorgeous, right?? I'm ready to leave the house and sport this immediately. Check back with me as I find more vintage bags to work with :)