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Handkerchiefs

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
These are seven handkerchiefs.
.1 A silk handkerchief with a white centre and a green dot pattern border
.2 A white silk handkerchief with an embroidered spray of pink flowers and green stems in one corner
.3 A white silk handkerchief with multi-coloured embroidery in one corner
.4 & .5 Two white silk handkerchiefs with a multi-coloured embroidered letter ‘E’ in one corner and a fluted embroidered edge.
.6 & .7 Two pink nylon handkerchiefs with a fluted edge and an overall impressed pattern of pink flowers and green stems
Size
.1 W 26.5 cm L 26.5 cm. .2 & .3 W 29 cm. L 29 cm. .4 & .5 W 25 cm. L 25 cm. 6. & .7 W 29 cm L 29 cm.
Object Registration
002408
Keywords
vintage women’s accessories, todd & heazlewood families, warrnambool, history of warrnambool
Historical information
These handkerchiefs come from the estate of Ena Heazlewood. Mary Josephine (Ena) Todd was born in Warrnambool in 1920 and worked as a hairdresser at Josephine’s Salon in Warrnambool. In 1942 she married a Warrnambool man, Jack Heazlewood, who was stoker on the H.M.A.S. Sydney at the time. They later lived in Sydney.
When Made
1950s
Significance
These items are of interest as examples of the handkerchiefs found in a woman’s collection mid last century and as mementoes of a former Warrnambool resident, Ena Heazlewood.
Inscriptions & Markings
.6 & .7 Nylon Made in Japan
Last updated
14 Feb 2019 at 3:42PM