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Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
thread and ribbon on fabric
Dimensions:
H x W (closed with ribbon): 11 1/4 × 11 1/8 × 3/4 in. (28.6 × 28.3 × 1.9 cm)
H x W x D (open with ribbon): 11 1/8 × 23 × 7/16 in. (28.3 × 58.4 × 1.2 cm)
Type:
needlework (visual works)
Date:
1917-1918
Description:
Sweetheart gift from World War I. A hand-made adornment that consists of a blue fabric exterior and American flag interior. When folded in half, the gift has a clear front. A white patch has been sewn in the center of the blue fabric and embroidered with the text, [For Liberty] and the flags of Italy, Japan, United States, France, and Great Britain. Underneath embroidered in yellow script is the word [Engineers]. Both horizontal sides have a blue fabric bow and a piece of blue fabric at the bottom is used to tie it closed.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Design  Search this
Families  Search this
Military  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Laird
Object number:
2017.111.22
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52a34b342-fb30-4169-8ebf-0f8b51f9c408
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.111.22