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"V for Victory" brooch

American
1941–1945


Accession Number

2018.4018

Medium or Technique

Bakelite, metal

Not On View

Classifications

Brooches

A red Bakelite “V” (for Victory) is suspended from a bar pin of laminated red, white and blue Bakelite adorned with the Great Seal of the United States.

Markings

On the seal: "E pluribus unum"

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum