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Handkerchief owned by Harriet Tubman

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Harriet Tubman, American, 1822 - 1913  Search this
Medium:
probably linen, possibly cotton, silk
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (31.8 x 31.8 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
Place used:
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1870s - early 20th century
Description:
A square handkerchief made of machine-woven off-white linen or cotton with scalloped edges. The handkerchief is machine-embroidered in silk around the borders with a design of two zigzags running parallel with each other and small dots between the zigzag lines and above the inner line. At the peak of each scallop is a heart with a flower growing from its center. There is a floral spray of seven (7) flowers in each corner.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number:
2009.50.40.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58261e616-930e-4d5a-bff3-cd8675567ee1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.50.40.1