Woman's scarf: "Festival of Britain 1951"
Object Place: England
Overall: 76.2 x 73.7 cm (30 x 29 in.)
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Commemorative scarf with yellow ground, featuring a compass at center with helmeted head and string of banners, loosely sketched blue clouds, structures from the festival, yellow border. “Festival of Britain 1951” rounds the compass in cursive. Four of the structures are named in the scarf’s corners, reading: “Shot Tower”, “Sky Pointer”, Royal Festival Hall”, and “Pavillion 1851”. No label.
By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf