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Handkerchief, Chicago World's Fair, 1893

This is a Handkerchief. It is dated 1893 and we acquired it in 1986. Its technique is roller printed on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Joyce Ames. It is credited Gift of Joyce Ames.

  • Handkerchief
  • cotton.
  • American Textile History Museum Collection.
  • 2016-35-74

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 43 x 47 cm (16 15/16 x 18 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Handkerchief, Chicago World's Fair, 1893; USA; Warp x Weft: 43 x 47 cm (16 15/16 x 18 1/2 in.); Gift of Joyce Ames; 1986-87-1

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