Scarf

American
about 1939


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Accession Number

2012.1073

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Orange, blue, red, yellow, and orange silk scarf with central orange circle around which are the words “New York Worlds’ Fair 1939” surrounded by various buildings each of which is labeled in blue script: music hall, radio building, administration building, transportation building, communications hall, steel building, Palestine building, chemistry building.

Provenance

Between 2000 and 2006, purchased on internet auctions and flea markets by Susan Ward, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Susan Ward to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward