Handkerchief, "Dr. W.G. GRACE / Champion Cricketer of the World"

Object Type
Clothing or accessories/Clothing/Accessory/Handkerchief
Date Used
Circa 1895
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Brief Description
White cotton handkerchief printed with a design celebrating English cricketer W.G. Grace. At the centre of the design is a circle surrounded by 100 lozenge-shaped boxes recording centuries that Grace made (up to 1895). Outside the circle is a decorative border made from laurel wreaths, cricket bats, stumps and balls. Within the circle is printed a photographic image of Grace with a long panegyric on either side. Above and below the image is the title "Dr. W.G. GRACE / Champion Cricketer of the World". The handkerchief is stretched and mounted on fabric, housed in a card frame. reg number inscribed bottom left reverse along with label from C.D. Soar and Son.
Measurements
(mounted): H: 790 W: 780 D: 7mm (H: 31 1/8 W: 30 11/16 D: 1/4")
Media/Materials
Date Used
Circa 1895
Location
In storage
Registration No
M7277

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