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Antique Handkerchiefs exhibit closes
August 31, 2022
The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will have a collection of antique handkerchiefs on display in the historic home through the month of August. The exhibit will bring a focus to the women of the home who made and carried hemmed squares of fabric to dab their noses or to dry a tear. Before the mass production of disposable facial tissues after the Spanish Flu of 1918, handkerchiefs were commonly carried by men and women.
Women of the 19th century like Adeline Drummond, elevated handkerchiefs through the skill of embroidery and tatting—adding monograms and designs. The exhibit will remain open through Wednesday, August 31.