Handkerchief: Stars and Stripes ("Unconditional Surrender...")

British
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 17 x 17 in. (43.2 x 43.2 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2382

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White handkerchief with black “PACIFIC STARS AND STRIPES: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER…” –designed like the front page of a newspaper with articles, picture of the American flag.

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, sold by Saunders to Jean and Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2011, year-end gift of the Sharfs to the MFA. (Accession date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf