Embroidered handkerchief

Scope and Content

Cabinet card of a black and white photograph of an ornate handkerchief. The handkerchief is of white fabric with a lace trim, and a border of intricate dark embroidery, asymmetrical, of stylised exotic flowers and leaves. The handkerchief is laid out on a surface, photographed from above, with a manuscript label in the centre. Brownish yellow in tone, with a glossy finish, on white card with rounded corners, leaving a white border on the front. The print seems to have been cut and stuck onto the card, leaving slightly uneven edges.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Card yellowed, dirty at edges, surface scratched, a number of dark grey markings (possibly ink) left corner, top right quarter. Production method: gelatin silver print.

Related Material

7LEB/2/11/3; 7LEB/2/11/5-8