Tag for World War I Belgian Lace

Description
This paper tag is labeled "N° 13/0436 Point Alençon Louis XVI made by hand in... for the C'on for Relief in Belgium" On the reverse is a red wax seal embossed with “Commission for Relief in Belgium, Dentelle Belge” and an image of the Belgian Lion. A black, yellow, and orange cord is sealed into the wax, and “$24.00” is lightly penciled in on the card. The tag came to the museum without the lace attached.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1914-1919
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
paper (base material)
red (image color)
sealing wax (front material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
2013.0121.21
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.21
subject
Lace Making
European History
Europe
related event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Government, Politics, and Reform
Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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