Handkerchief owned by Harriet Tubman

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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
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Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture