Women's utility headscarf: 1945
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Women's utility headscarf: 1945

Bourne and Hollingsworth Ltd

© Museum of London

Full image caption

Women's utility head square made from rayon linen and printed with pre-War and post-War mottoes. The background is printed in ochre yellow with an outer border of cream script lettering 'apres la guerre' repeated around the unfinished,fringed edge. A soft cream border encasses eighteen printed 'clouds' arranged in panels of five, four, four and five, each with a handwritten script in green, red, purple or deep pink. The 'mottoes', a different one on each cloud, refer to items such as petrol, chocolate and services returning to the pre-War supplies, such as ,'five gallons of B.P. and make it snappy!' and 'Your repairs will be ready tomorrow'. The scarf was titled 'No More Coupons'. The original paper label is attached to the edge.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1945 AD - 1945 AD
 

Image Number

002104
 

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