Woman's scarf: US Service Insignia

American
early 1940s


Dimensions

Height x width: 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2352

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Blue/gray scarf with white border. Fringes on edges. Circle in the middle looks like a bullseye (four bands each divided into many sections). Each section has a symbol associated with different ranks in the military. In the middle is the presidential seal and on each corner of the scarf is the symbol of each of the four branches of the military accompanied by white text that identifies each branch.

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