This commemorative handkerchief for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876 features the Horticultural Hall, designed as a tribute to Joseph Paxton’s building for the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Popular exhibits at The Horticultural Hall included ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers, hot houses, conservancies, garden tools, and garden design, construction, and maintenance. The orange and lemon trees bearing fruit attracted particular interest.
This object was
American Textile History Museum.
It is credited
American Textile History Museum Collection.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 27.3 × 28.3 cm (10 3/4 × 11 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Handkerchief, 1876; Previously owned by James Mattozzi & Marilyln Burke Antiques ; cotton; H x W: 27.3 × 28.3 cm (10 3/4 × 11 1/8 in.); American Textile History Museum Collection; 2016-35-74