Vintage Handkerchief Life

A simple vintage handkerchief has launched a thousand ideas!  There is so much to know about life before kleenex (invented in the 1920s).

Handkerchiefs made of linen, cotton, and silk- were an essential item.  I was surprised to discover the enormous varieties one could choose from.  Not only where they utilitarian, they were partly fashion.  Often they were given as useful gifts (displayed on a decorative cardstock to enhance their appeal).

1908 Corset Keepsake Hanky Card

It would be so much fun to collect these antique cards with their attached hankies (or to try to recreate these cards- I do like to dabble in art!

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