A child's handkerchief with a skating scene, titled The Family Skate. Printed around the edges is the famous poem Comin' Thro' the Rye by Robert Burns. It was made at the Mystic Print Works, which was established in Medford, Massachusetts by John Cochrane, Jr. in 1863. The Turkey red used in the handkerchief was a specialty of Cochrane's, who also owned Cochrane's Turkey Red Works in Medford. It's in very good condition, with minor staining. This is an important addition to any textile or skating collection.
|Dealer||Mad River Antiques, LLC|
|Date:||Late 19th C.|
|Artist/Maker||Mystic Print Works|
|Measurements||12 3/4" wide, 11 1/4" high|
|Inventory||View Dealer's Inventory|
|Contact||Steve & Lorraine German, (860) 653-5733 or MadRiverAntiques@aol.com|