Embroidery on blouse and cap

Scope and Content

Cabinet card of a black and white photograph of examples of embroidery work, on three items laid on a surface and photographed from above. They include a white blouse with pointed collar and sleeves gathered at the cuffs, a black cap with white lace decoration, and a large ornate handkerchief. Each has a manuscript label which read backwards, as the image appears to have been printed in reverse. 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.

Note: probably belonged to Lydia Becker.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Retained its original colour. Surface has light scratches all over. Small white spots around the edges, and dark spots on the light areas. Production method: albumen print.

Related Material

7LEB/2/11/2-3; 7LEB/2/11/5-6; 7LEB/2/11/8