Collecting pretty handkerchiefs has become a wide-spread and popular hobby for many people. This entertaining and comprehensive identification and price guide will be useful and fun for all vintage linen enthusiasts. Over 400 color photographs and a lively and factual text present hankies from both historical and design points of view. You will learn how events of the 20th century influenced their designs, and how clever hankie aprons and wall-hanging hankie-quilts were popular. To aid collectors, the examples are arranged by decades and by their geometric shapes. Helpful information about displaying your collection and general care are provided.