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Silk handkerchief with a portrait of Gladstone

This silk handkerchief was issued in memory of William Ewart Gladstone in 1898.

The handkerchief is decorated with a portrait of Gladstone surrounded by details of his political career.

W.E. Gladstone (1803-98) was four times prime minister and owed his popularity in Scotland to the strength of Scottish Liberalism. His parents were Scottish.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-328-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.TS 15
Date: 1898
Material: Silk, white
Dimensions: 582 mm H x 601 mm W (mounted)
What: Handkerchief
ICOM Number: 8.9
Subject: Costume - handkerchiefs (NMAS Classification)
Who: W.E. Gladstone (Memorial)
Description: Square handkerchief of white silk, printed in black with a portrait of W.E. Gladstone etc, 1898
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