Woman's neck scarf: "Wait fer me Mary!!!"

American
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 40 x 19 1/2 in. (101.6 x 49.5 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2342

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Yellow triangle scarf with white fringes on two sides. Text and pictures in red – “WAIT FER ME MARY,” “THE YANKS ARE COMING,” etc. Picture of soldier and his girlfriend in center.

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