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Caption Mid-1800s Leake family handkerchief
Object Name Handkerchief
Object ID 1987.3.4
Description Light tan cotton handkerchief with brown floral stencil design. The handkerchief is from the Armstead Leake collection. The handkerchief was probably once a natural undyed color but has darkened with age and use. The brown floral designs are in alternating rows. One row's design being three groupings of large leaves (tobacco-like), and the other row's design is four groupings of flowers (perhaps tobacco or cotton blooms).

Year Range from 1840
Year Range to 1849
Dimensions W-24 L-20 inches
Search Terms Textiles
Subjects Handkerchiefs
Condition Fair