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Physical Description:
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
bag
Place made:
France
Date made:
ca 1914-1918
Description:
WWI French stitchery: medium-sized bag with two flaps and crocheted strap. Front side has "1914-1918" in embroidered in red on the flap with a red and blue border. Below are 4 French military figures (from left to right): one man in light blue uniform holding French flag; one Zouave in red hat and pantaloons, short blue jacket; one man in blue uniform with light blue cape and hat; one man in red hat and pants, blue jacket, carrying a drum. Inside is a wrapper for knitting needles. Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift in honor of Elizabeth Dayton Johnson Napier (Mrs. George Ferry Napier) and Helen Napier Mayers (Mrs. D. Alexander Mayers)
ID Number:
2011.0086.17
Catalog number:
2011.0086.17
Accession number:
2011.0086
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1591203