How Much is That Hanky in the Window?

21 03 2010

This photograph was published in the 1903 edition of A Textbook on Mercantile Decoration, published by the International Correspondence Schools.  The image shows a nifty way of arranging handkerchiefs in an elaborate and attention-grabbing window display.  Oddly enough, the accompanying text mentions nothing about the design, only “Figs. 40 and 41 are here illustrated because of the striking special features they contain.”  Striking?  I’ll say!  Note that the sphinx, pyramid, and lines between the hieroglyphic panels are all folded hankies.

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8 11 2010
Tisa

Somehow I can’t imagine Cleopatra doing any ironing…though the Egyptians probably had the tools! Clever display, wish hankies were ‘in’ again!

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