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Handkerchief: Drowning Nazi

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Thin white hankerchief. In one corner is a Nazi drowning holding up a swastika as American troops in camoflage stand on the shore. Illustration is simple: water is rendered using a black curvy line with a small blue area directly under the drowning Nazi.


By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

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Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, early 1940s


Height x width: 12 1/2 x 12 in. (31.8 x 30.5 cm)

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