Brush and comb case: "Aeroplanes guarding Paris"

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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.
Currently not on view
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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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
French WWI Stitchery
ca 1914-1918
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World War I
place made
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
National Museum of American History
Object Name
case, linen