Bag with French soldiers

WWI French stitchery: medium-sized bag with two flaps and crocheted strap. Front side has "1914-1918" in embroidered in red on the flap with a red and blue border. Below are 4 French military figures (from left to right): one man in light blue uniform holding French flag; one Zouave in red hat and pantaloons, short blue jacket; one man in blue uniform with light blue cape and hat; one man in red hat and pants, blue jacket, carrying a drum. Inside is a wrapper for knitting needles. Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1914-1918
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 26.035 cm
place made
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
French WWI Stitchery
World War I
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French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift in honor of Elizabeth Dayton Johnson Napier (Mrs. George Ferry Napier) and Helen Napier Mayers (Mrs. D. Alexander Mayers)

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