I photographed it in the hotel room in Boston, because I knew that if I tried to do it at home, a certain feline would attempt to take over the process. Sorry some of the pictures are so blurry. My camera's screen is not that great, so I can't always tell when a shot is really awful. I didn't transfer the photos to the computer till I got home, and at that point I didn't feel like dragging everything out again to re-shoot. You can get the idea, though.
As you can see, the box is crammed pretty full. There are edgings, corners, and things to wear. Some are handmade and some are not. I don't really know anything about them, so I'll mostly just show the pictures without much commentary.
As you can see, several of the laces have been cut for one purpose or another, and others have been torn. Mostly they're in pretty good condition, though.
All of the black laces are machine-made, but I really like all of them.
And yes, there is some tatting.
The one at the top is hen and chicks. All of the tatted pieces are rather crumpled, but they are in good condition. I wish it were possible to trace who the tatter was.
Here is a wider fabric, followed by a close-up of the same piece.
Here are a few more wide panels, corners, and fragments.
Someone started to make this one into a collar.
A wide edging and a jabot:
This is a cap made by gathering the wide edging above and sewing the ends together.
There are several more collars and yokes in varying states of disrepair.
Some of these collars are really beautiful and could still be worn if they were cleaned. I especially like this bottom one.
The last one is very large and elaborate and has snaps in various places to hold it in its proper shape. I could only photograph it in small sections at a time, so it's hard to give you a clear idea of how it looks.
This is the front.