Scarf:

Object Number: 
1941.294
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. ( 47 x 52.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in center: "SAN FRANSISCO/ GOLDEN GATE/ INTERNATIONAL/ WORLDS FAIR/ TREASURE ISLE" printed: in medallions: "GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION"
Description: 
Rayon printed kerchief with center star surrounded by a ring of stars and four images of transportation: a car, train, airplane, and steamer; in corners medallions with image of Golden Gate Bridge, with vignettes of the exhibits of the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939 between; printed in pink, navy, purple, and green on a white ground.
Bibliography: 

Collins, Herbert Ridgeway. Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979.

Weiss, Hillary. The American Bandanna: Culture on Cloth from George Washington to Elvis. San Francisco: Chronicle, 1990.

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