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Handerchief in envelope: ...Grace Church...

Object Number: 
INV.11822
Date: 
1868-1880
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 16 1/2 in. ( 43.2 x 41.9 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: under image of church: "NEW-YORK"
Description: 
White linen handkerchief with a machine embroidered image of Grace Church surrounded with sprays, with openwork windows and flowers, drawnwork is at the inside edge of the hem on all sides.
Gallery Label: 
Grace Church is an Episcopal Church on Broadway and 10th Street, occupied from 1846 by a congregation organized in 1808 at Broadway and Rector Street. It was designed by James Renwick Jr. (architect of New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral), in a decorated Gothic style. The rectors of the church have been influential leaders of the branch of American Episcopalianism known as the Low Church, and has been an active force in serving New York City's poor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Margaret Colley, 1976
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group