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 very stylised design of exotic flowers all over, with areas where the fabric has been cut away and replaced by lace. All within a scalloped border. The handkerchief is laid out on a surface, photographed from above, with a manuscript label at the top. Brownish 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 and right, some mirroring. Production method: gelatin silver print.

Related Material

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