Seven White Handkerchiefs

Brief Item Record

Title: Seven White Handkerchiefs

Description: Handkerchief (a): White handkerchief with a floral, pine-like design on one corner, and some light staining. Handkerchief (b): White handkerchief with openwork between the border and the main body, with the initials "LHG" written in the middle. Handkerchief (c): White satin handkerchief with scalloped borders and openwork, and a blue stain near the floral embroidered design. Handkerchief (d): White handkerchief with a bobbin lace border, maybe handmade. Inscribed with the name "C.D. Palms", and one pinprick of a stain- maybe rust or blood. Handkerchief (e): White handkerchief with a significant hole, handle carefully. Also some staining. Handkerchief (f): White handkerchief with a scalloped edge and floral embroidered border. Some staining. Handkerchief (g): White handkerchief with a scalloped edge and eyelet detailed border, which might be hand sewn. One floral embroidery element with a small hole nearby, maybe the embroidery putting strain on the fabric.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2023011

Title

Seven White Handkerchiefs

Description

Handkerchief (a): White handkerchief with a floral, pine-like design on one corner, and some light staining. Handkerchief (b): White handkerchief with openwork between the border and the main body, with the initials "LHG" written in the middle. Handkerchief (c): White satin handkerchief with scalloped borders and openwork, and a blue stain near the floral embroidered design. Handkerchief (d): White handkerchief with a bobbin lace border, maybe handmade. Inscribed with the name "C.D. Palms", and one pinprick of a stain- maybe rust or blood. Handkerchief (e): White handkerchief with a significant hole, handle carefully. Also some staining. Handkerchief (f): White handkerchief with a scalloped edge and floral embroidered border. Some staining. Handkerchief (g): White handkerchief with a scalloped edge and eyelet detailed border, which might be hand sewn. One floral embroidery element with a small hole nearby, maybe the embroidery putting strain on the fabric.

Subject

Clothing and Dress

Extent

Handkerchief (a): 3.5 x 3.5 inches (floral design), 14.25 inches (width), 14.25 inches (length), 1.5 inches (border width). Handkerchief (b): 14.25 inches (length), 14.25 inches (width), 3.75 inches (border width). Handkerchief (c): 2 x 2.25 inches (design dimensions), 21 inches (length), 21 inches (width), 1.5 inches (width of border). Handkerchief (d): 26.5 inches (length), 26.5 inches (width), 1.25 inches (border width). Handkerchief (e): 5 inches by 3.5 inches (design dimensions), 4 inches by 1 inch (hole), 15.5 inches (width), 15.5 inches (length), 1.5 inches (width of border). Handkerchief (f): 22 inches (length), 22 inches (width), 1 inch (width of border)

Type

Physical Object

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

August Pointer Mace, Abigail Straus, 2023-11-08

Color Main

Color Secondary

All Measurements

Handkerchief (a): 3.5 x 3.5 inches (floral design), 14.25 inches (width), 14.25 inches (length), 1.5 inches (border width). Handkerchief (b): 14.25 inches (length), 14.25 inches (width), 3.75 inches (border width). Handkerchief (c): 2 x 2.25 inches (design dimensions), 21 inches (length), 21 inches (width), 1.5 inches (width of border). Handkerchief (d): 26.5 inches (length), 26.5 inches (width), 1.25 inches (border width). Handkerchief (e): 5 inches by 3.5 inches (design dimensions), 4 inches by 1 inch (hole), 15.5 inches (width), 15.5 inches (length), 1.5 inches (width of border). Handkerchief (f): 22 inches (length), 22 inches (width), 1 inch (width of border)

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

Handkerchief (a): Good, some staining. Handkerchief (b): Very good, faint staining. Handkerchief (c): Good, bright blue stain. Handkerchief (d): Excellent, one pinprick of a stain that is rust or blood. Handkerchief (e): Fair, hole in the middle and some staining but the fabric isn't actively falling apart. Handkerchief (f): Very good, some staining. Handkerchief (g): Fair, hole near embroidery and staining. Overall I think these were all stained at the same time, maybe in the 2018 flood.

Storage Location

C4

Work Type

Pattern

Tags

Citation

“Seven White Handkerchiefs,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 23, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6476.