Brush and comb case: "Aeroplanes guarding Paris"

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Description
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 reads: "$1.50 / Brush & / comb case / "Aeroplanes / guarding / Paris"." Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine during World War I. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
ca 1914-1918
place made
France
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
2011.0086.20
catalog number
2011.0086.20
accession number
2011.0086
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
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Military
French WWI Stitchery
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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