Woman's scarf: Iwo Jima / US Marines

American
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (80 x 80 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2354

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White scarf with red and yellow border. Symbols/icons/soldiers in red, yellow, and blue associated with the marines scattered inside the border. In the center there’s a circle with US troops hoisting up an American flag surrounded by the text, “FROM THE RAILS (?) OF MONTEZUMA TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLIA, IWO JIMA.”

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