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Handkerchief: Liberation of Paris - Vive la France

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White hankerchief with blue and red striped border. Middle is very colorful and full with sky, planes, soldiers marching, military tanks and slogans, "VIVE LA FRANCE, "VIVENT LES ALLIES" In the center of the hankerchief is the Arc du Triumpth with French, British, and American flags flying...

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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: 10 1/2 x 11 in. (26.7 x 27.9 cm)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts