Description:

Two framed 19th C. American handkerchiefs, including: "The Orphans", c. 1820-1830, printed cotton child's handkerchief, black on white with a poem called "The Orphans," and a short essay on the "History of the Bible", across the top are three vignettes: a classical ruin, a mother teaching two children, and a bird sitting on a branch, an acanthus design forms a border around the whole, printed across the bottom is the maker: "H. BOWEN'S CHEMICAL PRINT, 19 WATER-STREET, BOSTON", wear consistent with age and use, minor yellowing, sold as is, ss: 11 1/8" h. x 10 7/8" w.; frame: 12 3/16" h. x 12" w.; and "Cock Robin", printed in 1844 by L. Polland, Massachusetts, depicts the murder and burial of a Robin, wear consistent with age including staining, etc., sold as is, 12 1/2" h. x 15" w.

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