|SILK HANDKERCHIEF WITH HAND-EMBROIDERED IMAGE OF A SUFFRAGETTE AND “VOTES FOR WOMEN” SLOGAN, 1910-1920
|Frame Size (H x L):||16" x 16" (on angle)|
|Flag Size (H x L):||7" x 8" (as folded)|
|White, silk handkerchief, decorated in one corner with a hand embroidered image of a suffragette, dressed in blue and white, with a yellow hat, and holding high a yellow flag that reads “Votes for Women.” The textile itself is typical of the 19-teens, with a pulled work border, but whether or not the embroidery was done in a homemade setting, or done in a cottage industry one, is unknown. In either case, it dates the principal years of the suffrage movement.
Mounting: The kerchief was mounted and framed within our own conservation department, which is led by expert staff. We take great care in the mounting and preservation of flags and relate textiles and have framed thousands of examples. Feel free to contact us for further information.
The background is 100% cotton twill, black in color. The two-part frame consists of a step-down profile molding, nearly black with red undertones and highlights, to which a gilded, ripple profile molding was added as a liner. The glazing is U.V. protective Plexiglas.
Condition: Excellent, with only very minor oxidation.
|Collector Level:||Intermediate-Level Collectors and Special Gifts|
|Earliest Date of Origin:||1910|
|Latest Date of Origin:||1920|
|Price:||Please call (717) 676-0545 or (717) 502-1281|