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A wedding handkerchief

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A wedding handkerchief, sheer white linen with rounded outline, border of bobbin lace with insert of bobbin lace in shape of stylized rose in center of each of four sides.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of Susan Cotter Glidden Dove (Mrs. George W. W. Dove)

English, about 1865

Object Place



38.3 x 37.7 cm (15 1/16 x 14 13/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Linen with linen bobbin lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts