Embroidery

Scope and Content

Cabinet card of a black and white photograph of ornate embroidery designs on fourteen small sample pieces of fabric. The pieces are laid out on a surface and photographed from above, with a manuscript label in the bottom left portion of the picture. Brownish yellow in tone, with a glossy finish, mounted on white card with rounded corners, leaving a white border on the front. The print has been cut down by hand and stuck onto the card, leaving slightly uneven edges. On the reverse is pasted a line of text, possibly cut out of a publication.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Yellowed, faded, scratches to the surface. A narrow section in the centre has lifted off the mounting, or warped, where the text is pasted onto the reverse. Production method: albumen print.

Related Material

7LEB/2/11/2, 7LEB/2/11/3, 7LEB/2/11/5 , 7LEB/2/11/7, 7LEB/2/11/8