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Printed handkerchief featuring a portrait of Winston Churchill and British military aircraft, vessels, and munitions, approximately 1942
Printed handkerchief featuring a portrait of Winston Churchill and British military aircraft, vessels, and munitions.
- Great Britain : publisher not identified, approximately 1942.
- Physical Description:
- 1 printed handkerchief ; 35 x 35 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTextiles 10a Copy 1Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is on white cloth.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is on yellow cloth.
The likeness of "The Prime Minister, Mr. Winston Churchill" is placed at the center of the handkerchief. It is encircled by eight images, clockwise from top-left: Hurricane fighter -- H.M. Submarine "Ursula" -- Balloon barrage -- Blenheim bomber -- H.M.S. "Exeter" -- Anti-aircraft gunners -- Spitfire diving to attack -- British tank in action.
The H.M.S. Exeter was sunk at the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942 and the Ursula was transferred to the Soviety navy in 1944.
At least two variations of the handkerchief are known, one on white (silk?) cloth, another on yellow.
- Subject Terms:
- Airplanes, Military -- Great Britain.Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Portraits.Warships -- Great Britain.World War, 1939-1945.
Printed textile materials.
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