Museum Homepage

The San Mateo County Historical Association
Online Collections Database

The mission of the San Mateo County Historical Association is to inspire wonder and discovery
of the cultural and natural history of San Mateo County.

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2010.092.038
Description Holbrook-Palmer Handkerchief, c. 1926-1958. Holbrook-Palmer Collection. Beige-colored linen handkerchief. Beige satin stitched edges. Embroidered floral design in corner in the shape of a flower with stems and vines. Corner with embroidered floral design has scalloped edging.
Object Name Handkerchief
Collection 3D - Personal Gear
Title Holbrook-Palmer Handkerchief, c. 1926-1958
Date c. 1926-1958
Creator Unknown
Role Seamstress
Inscription Text None.
Provenance Olive Holbrook Palmer collection of items kept in locked cupboard at Holbrook-Palmer Park after being removed from carriage that is now part of SMCHA's collection.
Notes [] "In 1926, Olive Holbrook Palmer inherited the property, then named Elmwood, and continued to use the residence as a summer home with her husband, Silas Palmer. Upon her death in 1958, Olive Holbrook-Palmer willed the property to the town of Atherton to be used as a recreational park. Her husband had life tenancy and upon his death, it reverted to the Town of Atherton. The Holbrook-Palmer Park Foundation, a non-profit organization, was then established in 1968, to receive donations for developing the 22 acres into a viable and usable park."
Dimensions H-10.875 W-10.625 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Accessories
Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive
Subjects Embroidery
People Holbrook, Charles
Holbrook-Palmer, Olive