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George Johnson, Underground Railroad "Conductor" Handkerchief

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Reproduction Johnson handkerchief

This handkerchief, now part of our private collection, belonged to and was used by George K. Johnson (1761-1864) of Germantown, PA.  The family was a well known Philadelphia Quaker family and during the mid-19th century, the family homestead became a stopping point for the "Underground Railroad."  The Johnson family home is now a museum known as the Johnson House Historic Site.  Our reproduction is 100% cotton and measures a large 29 x 31 inches.  The original is intricately detailed, and we did our best to capture that detail in the reproduction.  Remember, our reproduction is meant to look like the original did when the original was new and not look exactly like the original appears now.  

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  • 5
    Lovely Pattern and Quality

    Posted by Thomas E on 18th Nov 2023

    This, like many other products from South Union Mills are made with great quality. I love the various patterns in particular because I think it is rather difficult to find patterns like those from the era. I was very happy to have this one on Remembrance Day due to its pattern being very on-topic.

  • 5
    George Johnson Handkerchief

    Posted by Captain Dave Sulin on 4th Jan 2023

    I received this beuatiful recreation of an actual period handkerchief as a surprise Christmas gift from my wife. Like the three other SUM handkerchiefs that I have been using for years, this edition of that line of their products just oozes quality and authenticity. With iitems such as these available there is no need to settle for "Made in China" bandanas or scraps of oddball patterened cloth as part of your re-enacting kit. You won't be disappointed with this handkerchief. The large size is perfect for wearing around your neck after soaking in a little bug dope to keep the insects off you. It will be a shame to get it dirty, but that is part of the hobby.

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