The Amazing Handkerchief

San Francisco Public Library

The Amazing Handkerchief: Chronicler of Romance, Heroism, History, Fashion and Art through the Ages. The ubiquitous handkerchief is with us in large and small moments of life–wrapping a child's cut finger, catching a bride's tears of joy, worn over a soldier's heart into battle. Handkerchiefs date back to the Chou dynasty (1000 BCE) and possibly earlier. Once considered a sign of nobility, they later transitioned into a coveted accessory for both fashion and flirting. This private collection has been curated and shared by Ann Mahony, a historian of vintage artifacts and handkerchief collector.

Event Info
Ends in 54 days:
Jan 12 → May 17
Sun noon-5 pm, Mon 10 am-6 pm, Tues, Wed & Thur 9 am-8 pm, Fri noon-6 pm and Sat 10 am-6 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Info: 557-4554 (info)
Venue: 557-4400
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