Scarf, America and France United Forever, George Washington 1783
During the war years, propaganda took many forms. including textiles. This friendship scarf celebrated a critical political alliance. Kauffer’s design features the figures of Marianne, personifying the French Republic at left, and Liberty, personifying the United States at right. The ribbon-script lettering reminds viewers of the Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolution in 1783.
It is credited
Paul and Karen Rennie Collection UK.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 90 × 84 cm (35 7/16 × 33 1/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.