Woman's scarf: Remember Pearl Harbor

American
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 24 1/2 x 24 in. (62.2 x 61 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2340

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Scarf with navy border and red/white stripes running diagonally over the whole scarf. Each white stripe has a war slogan printed in capital letters (“DONT TREAD ON ME, KEEP ‘EM FLYING, REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR”). Center has a navy square with a ring of white stars and the words “REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR” written in a white circle inside the ring of stars.

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