Billfold: embroidered

Object Number: 
1940.95
Date: 
1875-1925
Medium: 
Linen, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 10.5 x 15.9 cm )
Description: 
Flat linen gentleman's purse (pocketbook) embroidered in black and gold cotton floss, opens to one envelope pocket on each side; black buttonhole stitch edging, border on all sides with embroidered gold stars framed in black running stitch.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Helen M. Turner
Provenance: 
The great-granddaughter of John Pintard, the founder of the New-York Historical Society, was the donor of this pocketbook.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group