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Kerchief

Object Number: 
Z.1157
Date: 
1940-1945
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 x 25 in. ( 63.5 x 63.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: allover: "NATIONAL DEFENSE/ AMERICA'S PATRIOTS!/ WE MUST PREPARE TO MEET OUR MORAL, SOCIAL, POLITICAL/ ECONOMIC PROBLEMS WITH A STRONG FAITH &/ ..." printed: bottom right: "Helen S. Hitchcock - Designer"
Description: 
Cotton printed kerchief with text and an American bald eagle in center; printed in red and blue on a white ground; red and blue borders.
Gallery Label: 

Helen Sargent Hitchcock, who had studied painting at the Art Students League, founded the Art Workers Club for Women in 1898 and the Art Alliance of America in 1914. Out of these grew the Art Center, which she founded in 1920. The Art Center joined seven afilliate organizations under a single building on East 56th Street in New York City, including the Art Alliance, the Society of Illustrators, the American Institute of Graphic Art, and the Art Directors Club.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Ripley Hitchcock
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group