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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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Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, early 1940s

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2011.2366

Medium or Technique

Silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles