Tea napkin with French Third Republic emblem

WWI French stitchery: tea napkin with French Third Republic emblem motif (black and blue "RF" embroidered on red shield at top; 4 masted French flags below; green and white croix de guerre [war cross] at bottom with gold center). Green embroidery around edges. Pictured at bottom center of photo (unfolded napkin). Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1914-1918
place made
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
overall: 9 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 24.765 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift in honor of Elizabeth Dayton Johnson Napier (Mrs. George Ferry Napier) and Helen Napier Mayers (Mrs. D. Alexander Mayers)
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History