Handkerchief owned by Harriet Tubman

Image for Handkerchief owned by Harriet Tubman
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Tubman, Harriet, American, 1822 - 1913
Medium
probably linen, possibly cotton
Dimensions
H x W: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (26.7 x 26.7 cm)
Type
handkerchiefs
Date
1870s - early 20th century
Description
A square handkerchief made of machine-woven off-white linen or cotton with cutwork lace edging. One corner of the handkerchief has an additional cutwork motif of a stylized fleur-de-lis.
Topic
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Blockson
Object number
2009.50.40.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.