1959.0961 Handkerchief obverse
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Handkerchief

  • Category:

    Textiles

  • Place of Origin:

    Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1800-1825

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1959.0961


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1959.0961

Object Name

Handkerchief

Category

Textiles

Place of Origin

Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Origin Notes

This handkerchief was printed at the Anderston printworks near Glasgow operated by Richard Gillespie. Evidence is a description in the Berks and Schuykill Journal (published in Reading PA) dated May 19 1821 Vol 5 Iss 1 that claims it was sent by Colin Gillespie, Richard's brother who ran the trading side of the GIllespie business.

Date

1800-1825

Subjects

Washington, George; Jefferson, Thomas; Adams, John; Declaration of Independence; Boston Tea Party; Saratoga

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

29.25 (L) , 31 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

74.295 (L) , 78.74 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: America Recorded on Cloth 1775 to the Present. 566.
page 57, 72 (Winterthur's)
[Manuscript] Montgomery, Florence. Handkerchiefs.
15, 29
[Book] 1941 American Scenes and Events on Textiles: An Exhibition of Printed Cottons, Linens, and Silks from 1777 to 1941.
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