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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
synthetic dye on linen
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12 3/8 × 12 1/4 × 1/16 in. (31.4 × 31.1 × 0.2 cm)
Type:
handkerchiefs
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1942-1945
Description:
A red, white, and blue linen square handkerchief promoting the Double V campaign of World War II. The white fabric is printed with red and blue dye to create a design of three (3) vertical stripes colored from left to right in red, white, and blue. The blue and red stripes have a block letter "V" in white at the center, with two (2) white five-pointed stars, one each above and below the V. The center white stripe has eight (8) five-pointed stars printed in two colums of four alternating in red and blue. The fabric has a machine-stitched rolled hem and the printed design can be seen on both sides of the fabric.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Military  Search this
Segregation  Search this
World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.24
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd508a4b9cb-c357-45ec-8343-10696215e2a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.24