Woman's scarf: Unidos Venceremos

Mexican (?)
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 27 x 26 in. (68.6 x 66 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2355

Medium or Technique

Rayon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White scarf with blue and red striped border. Top has blue fluffy clouds and airplanes. Underneath are large portraits of FDR, Churchill, Stalin, and Chiang Kai Shek – all labelled in black/white bubble lettering. FDR and Churchill are on top of American/British flags, respectively. At the bottom is a red, white, and blue circle with an eagle on top and the words “UNIDOS VENCEREMOS” printed across the bottom.

stamped in red: LA MASCAGA TIPICA

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