User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Large square linen handkerchief

Start collecting

Large square linen handkerchief with narrow hemmed border, in one corner in ink: C Shallcross; a number of small brown spots, entire handkerchief yellowed. Note on paper pinned to hem: Grandmothers Clothes Shallcross, initials CUS.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins

American, First half 19th century

Object Place

USA

Dimensions

59.2 x 57.6 cm (23 5/16 x 22 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1780

Medium or Technique

Linen plain-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes