Woman's scarf: Let's go USA! Let's keep 'em flying

American
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 19 x 18 1/2 in. (48.3 x 47 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2385

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White scarf with fringed edges. Border has four sections: blue stripe, red stripe, blue stars, yellow squares. In the center is floral/vegetal patterns in red/green/blue, books that read “PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT THE LAND…” In the center is a yellow circle with three white airplanes surrounded by a blue circle with the words “LET’S GO USA! KEEP EM FLYING.”

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