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 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.

Date Made: ca 1914-1918

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France

Related Event: World War I


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Credit Line: Gift in honor of Elizabeth Dayton Johnson Napier (Mrs. George Ferry Napier) and Helen Napier Mayers (Mrs. D. Alexander Mayers)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2011.0086.20Catalog Number: 2011.0086.20Accession Number: 2011.0086

Object Name: case, linen

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 cmoverall, open: 9 1/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 23.495 cm x 24.765 cm


Record Id: nmah_1591223

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