Bag with French soldiers

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bag
date made
ca 1914-1918
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 24.13 cm x 26.035 cm
place made
France
ID Number
2011.0086.17
catalog number
2011.0086.17
accession number
2011.0086
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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