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, Leslie Verrinder of TinTin Collectibles, London; 2011, sold by TinTin Collectibles to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf