Brush and comb case: "Aeroplanes guarding Paris"

Rectangular brush and comb case with scene of "Aeroplanes Guarding Paris" embroidered on front. Four gold airplanes fly over a gray and black Paris skyline. Red and blue border. Price tag is pinned to the inside flap and indicates that this brush and comb case was sold for $1.50. Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine during World War I. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Object Name
case, linen
date made
ca 1914-1918
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
overall, folded: 4 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 24.13 cm
overall, open: 9 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 23.495 cm x 24.765 cm
place made
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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