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Handkerchief Collection

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Women outdoors 1881

Women outdoors 1881
Two women in walking dresses at the seaside. 1881

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: KIERKEGaRD, Soren (1813-1855). Danish philosopher

KIERKEGaRD, Soren (1813-1855). Danish philosopher and theologist, precursor of existencialism. Painting

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Saint Veronica

Saint Veronica
SAINT VERONICA she used her handkerchief to mop Jesuss brow as he carried his cross, and miraculously the image of his features was imprinted on it !

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Coughs & Sneezes Poster

Coughs & Sneezes Poster
Humorous poster issued by the Ministry of Health during the Second World War and featuring a woman sneezing without catching the germs in a handkerchief

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Summer Holidays in Holland and Belgium

Summer Holidays in Holland and Belgium
Cover illustration for Summer Holidays in Holland and Belgium, Cooks World Travel Service. A young woman in a short green dress stands on the beach waving a handkerchief

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong

Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong
Music cover, Hello, Dolly! Words and music by Jerry Herman, recorded by Louis Armstrong. 1963

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Poster, Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases

Poster, Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases
Ministry of Health poster, Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases -- trap the germs in your handkerchief

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Portrait of Oscar Wilde - Irish Playwright sitting in chair

Portrait of Oscar Wilde - Irish Playwright sitting in chair
Oscar Wilde (1856-1900) - Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. circa 1885

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Rudi Schneider, aged 14

Rudi Schneider, aged 14. Rudi Schneider (27 July 1908 - 1957), son of Josef Schneider and brother of Willi Schneider, was an Austrian spiritualist and Physical Medium

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Coughs & Sneezes Poster

Coughs & Sneezes Poster
Humorous poster from the Ministry of Health showing a man sneezing without a handkerchief on a London Underground train during WWII

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Handkerchief Knot Test

Handkerchief Knot Test
Test at the National Psychical Laboratory on Rudi Schneider the Austrian spiritualist physical medium. Here, a knot has allegedly been tied paranormally in a handkerchief

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Stitch Types Diagram

Stitch Types Diagram
Leaflet that is promotional & instructional as it clearly & simply shows you how to do various basic handsewing stitches & hems such as handkerchief or rolled hem

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Egyptian Dress / Vionnet

Egyptian Dress / Vionnet
Black dress by Madeleine Vionnet inspired by recent archaeological discoveries in Egypt: tubular long bodice with horizontal bands, gored skirt with handkerchief hem

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a black and white dress with lace at the collar and cuffs

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Happy Families - Mrs Jack Tar

Happy Families - Mrs Jack Tar. circa 1940s

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Schneider Handkerchief

Schneider Handkerchief
In a seance with Harry Price, Austrian medium Rudi Schneider causes a handkerchief to move paranormally by psychokinesis

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish musician

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish musician
Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, conductor, violinist and music teacher. He wrote oratorios, violin and piano pieces, Scottish folk music, and works for the theatre

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Grey Top Frock 1909

Grey Top Frock 1909
Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, 20th Knight of Kerry, 2nd Baronet of Valencia, (1844-1916) wears a grey top frock coat over narrow black trousers, a top hat

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Old couple in deck chairs, Great Yarmouth, England

Old couple in deck chairs, Great Yarmouth, England
An elderly couple sit in deck chairs in a promenade shelter at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He reads the newspaper and wears a knotted handkerchief on his head. She sleeps soundly Date: 1992

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: RWF Willie Poole - shrimping

RWF Willie Poole - shrimping
Fat man with big bum shrimping in rock pools on a beach, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, England. This is RWF Willy Poole 1940-2017. Writer, countryman, humourist, master of foxhounds

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Comic Postcard - Dirty Collar - Donald McGill

Comic Postcard - Dirty Collar - Donald McGill
A collar for your Father? Yes Miss - like the one I'm wearing? No - a clean one. Date: circa 1925

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Comic postcard, Grieving woman in cemetery Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Grieving woman in cemetery Date: 20th century

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Fashionable gentleman in coat, era of Marie Antoinette

Fashionable gentleman in coat, era of Marie Antoinette
Fashionable gentleman in coat, breeches and boots with cane and hat, era of Marie Antoinette. Copperplate etching by Auguste Etienne Guillaumot from Costumes et coiffures du XVIIIe siecle

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Mademoiselle From The Maginot Line

Mademoiselle From The Maginot Line
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Mademoiselle From The Maginot Line, words and music by Al and Bob Harvey, created by Jack Payne and his band, who can be seen in the portrait photograph

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: The Young Sketcher

The Young Sketcher
A portrait oil painting of a young man, working on a sketch, he is seated at a desk, which has his artist's tools on it, beside a decorative handkerchief. Date: circa 1921

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: RMS Titanic in memoriam handkerchief

RMS Titanic in memoriam handkerchief
RMS Titanic - post-disaster in memoriam souvenir handkerchief to the Captain, mates, crew of the ill fated Titanic, printed by S. Burgess of the Strand. Date: circa 1912

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: RMS Titanic - memorial handkerchief

RMS Titanic - memorial handkerchief
RMS Titanic - Wreck of the Titanic memorial handkerchief with border of pink flowers, printed by Spelman of Liverpool

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Caricature illustration, The Optimist by Will Owen. Showing homeless man with handkerchief tied to

Caricature illustration, The Optimist by Will Owen. Showing homeless man with handkerchief tied to stick, asking grumpy banker with cigar for a loan

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: 14th Century 1350 Black Death Blood Continent

14th Century 1350 Black Death Blood Continent
14th, Century, 1350, Black, Death, blood, continent, death, disease, epidemic, epidemy, Europe, european, figure, handkerchief, History, hit, ill, interior, medicine, medieval, Medieval, Museum

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: The Black Death. 14th century. Figure of a woman hit by

The Black Death. 14th century. Figure of a woman hit by
The Black Death. 14th century. Epidemic that ravaged the European continent. Figure of a woman hit by plague. Medieval Museum. Stockholm. Sweden. Date:

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Comic postcard, Man at Nellies grave Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man at Nellies grave Date: 20th century

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Original Artwork - A little gnome blowing his nose

Original Artwork - A little gnome blowing his nose
Original Artwork - A little fairy, gnome or sprite blowing his nose as he sits on a toadstool, with the sun rising behind him. Date: circa 1937

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Postcard design - A Colds a horrid thing to get

Postcard design - A Colds a horrid thing to get. Little girl blowing her nose with a handkerchief. Date: circa 1937

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Comic postcard, Two women chatting - one of them in tears

Comic postcard, Two women chatting - one of them in tears, confiding in her friend Date: 20th century

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Comic postcard, Girl comforts crying boy Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Girl comforts crying boy Date: 20th century

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Comic postcard, Edwardian woman at sea in large hat

Comic postcard, Edwardian woman at sea in large hat Date: early 20th century

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll knot forget

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll knot forget
Churchills message on the back is There is still a lot to do. The senders message is I don t have to tie a knot in my hankie to remember you. The puppy is called Rufus

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: A horse bolts through a gate during a foxhunt, 19th century

A horse bolts through a gate during a foxhunt, 19th century. Riders in hunting pinks and a pack of foxhounds watch as the huntsman tries to regain control. One of Multum in Parvos going days

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: New Sanitary Laundry, Novelty Silk Handkerchief

New Sanitary Laundry, Novelty Silk Handkerchief
New Sanitary Laundry, Orchard Road, Shepherds Bush, West London - Novelty Silk Handkerchief. circa 1890

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Souvenir handkerchief, Garden Party of VC Heroes

Souvenir handkerchief, Garden Party of VC Heroes
Souvenir handkerchief, of the Garden Party and March of the VC Heroes to Buckingham Palace, London, Saturday 26 June 1920. 1920

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Fashionable dancers performing La Trenis

Fashionable dancers performing La Trenis, a country dance section in the popular quadrille created by the French dance master Trenitz

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Anne Genevieve de Bourbon, Duchess of Longueville, 1619-1679

Anne Genevieve de Bourbon, Duchess of Longueville, 1619-1679. Her hair is tied in a bun with two locks tied in ribbons, blue satin dress with lace collar and sleeves, bodice laced with pearls

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Louise of Lorraine, wife of King Henry III

Louise of Lorraine, wife of King Henry III of France, 1534-1601. She wears a small cap headdress, upright lace collar, surtout decorated with pearls and jewels, fur sleeves

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Poster, The British public is not to be sneezed at

Poster, The British public is not to be sneezed at
Ministry of Health poster, The British public is not to be sneezed at -- coughs and sneezes spread diseases -- use your handkerchief to trap the germs and prevent droplet infection. circa 1950s

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Advert for Mellins Emulsion 1895

Advert for Mellins Emulsion 1895
Mellins Emulsion, medicine for children and adults to help with coughs, colds and bronchitis. 1895

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: The Great Plague of London

The Great Plague of London
Two men holding handkerchiefs over their noses in an attempt to avoid catching the plague as they hurry through the London Streets

Background imageHandkerchief Collection: Father wearing Handkerchief with Baby Date: 1951

Father wearing Handkerchief with Baby Date: 1951



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