Woman's scarf: Sweetheart Letters

American
1942


Dimensions

Height x width: 23 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (59.7 x 62.2 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2387

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Red scarf with blue border. Eight white lines radiate from center. At the end, each line has a white rectange with a yellow eagle on top and black text that starts “DEAR SWEETHEART…” and continues to a letter from a soldier to his girlfriend.

Marked Fosca (?)

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