This very pretty soft aqua antique silk handkerchief is from World War I and was a souvenir piece that servicemen* would take home to their mothers or sweethearts. It is embroidered in coral,"A PRESENT FROM LIVERPOOL," and has sweet little purple violet-like flowers and green leaves embroidered on the side. There is an incredible 1.25 inch lace border and the hankie measures about 10.50 inches square and is in good antique condition with a slight dirt spot from wear on the right side on the lace. The Beatles were also from Liverpool, and what a great gift to a real Beatles fan.
*From the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City - War Art Exhibition - Soldiers wanted souvenirs, and many a cottage industry developed to meet that desire. Embroidered silk handkerchiefs, many with intricate designs and colors, provided a souvenir that could easily be carried and mailed home to a mother, wife or sweetheart.
We have quite an assortment of one-of-a kind handkerchiefs in our collection, so browse through the shop and take your pick.
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