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"Illinois" Handkerchief

$18.64
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"Illinois" Handkerchief

This handkerchief pattern spans at least two centuries, with examples being seen from the 18th and 19th century.  Various sizes of designs have been seen from various examples.  A handkerchief with this pattern from the 19th century can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Boston, and an example that was attributed to an Illinois soldier in the Civil War was recently sold at auction.  Our example is 100% cotton and features the pattern printed on a faded crimson background and measures 35 x 30 inches. 

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  • 4
    Illinois Hankerchief

    Posted by Bill Lynch on 30th Jun 2020

    Great looking, I'll use it for 18th cent. neck stock. Color was lighter than online catalog. But looks great, thanks.

  • 5
    Terrific Handkerchief

    Posted by Scott Asay on 2nd Sep 2019

    This handkerchief is made out of quality material and is larger than I thought it would be. Since this pattern was common for over 200 years, this handkerchief is a great way to go for reenactors of any era!

  • 4
    Great handkerchief! But...

    Posted by AGB on 6th Dec 2017

    This is a great handkerchief, with a common historic pattern that goes back to the mid 1700s. It's just big enough to possibly use as a neckcloth too. However, be careful - the color is not as dark as it is pictured online. It's more of a "brick red," almost a dark pink. Great for that faded look, but not what I expected. Still would recommend the purchase!

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