Allied tablecloth

Description
WWI French stitchery: tablecloth for a tea table with a brown and silver eagle in each corner. Each eagle holds the same 8 flags of Allied nations, 4 on each side. The flags on the left side are (top to bottom): Britain, Russia, Belgium, and Serbia. The flags on the right side are (top to bottom): France, Italy, Japan, and Romania. Each eagle holds an American shield emblem in its claws. Light green and brown embroidery resembling vines and wreathes border the tablecloth 4 inches from the edge. Light green zig-zag stitches along the tablecloth's edge. 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
tablecloth
date made
ca 1914-1918
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34 3/4 in x 34 3/4 in; 88.265 cm x 88.265 cm
place made
France
ID Number
2011.0086.19
catalog number
2011.0086.19
accession number
2011.0086
subject
French WWI Stitchery
Military
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, 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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