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Handkerchief: Soldiers shaking hands

White hankerchief with yellow and red border. Two soldiers (wearing yellow and blue) shaking hands in the middle of the scarf. Each corner has two to three flags and there are illustrated figures between the flags along each side (soldiers, woman at a loom, woman holding flowers).


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, late 1910s


Height x width: 13 x 13 in. (33 x 33 cm)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts