Scarf - Souvenir of the Dardanelles, World War I, 1915; circa 1915

From

Moruya and District Historical Society Museum

Name/Title

Scarf - Souvenir of the Dardanelles, World War I, 1915

About this object

Souvenir scarf featuring a colour lithograph with images and captions, printed on cotton. The scenes and captions relate to events during World War I, specifically the Gallipoli campaign and the sinking of the SMS Emden by HMAS Sydney. The upper centre reads "A Souvenir of the Great War and the Glorious Part Played By Australia and New Zealand"; centred roundel shows the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli with the caption "The landing of our gallant sons of Empire on the Gallipoli Peninsula"; underneath is the remains of the Emden with a caption reading "The Scrap Heap: a view of the Emden after the fight with the Sydney off the Cocos Keeling Islands. The four corners of the cloth feature smaller roundels depicting the port and starboard views of the floating ships Sydney and Emden. On either side of the central panel are flags of (left) the United Kingdom, France, Australia, the Red Ensign and Russia; and (right) Belgium, Serbia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Italy.

Date Made

circa 1915

Inscription and Marks

Text: A SOUVENIR/OF THE GREAR WORLD WAR/AND THE GLORIOUS PART PLAYED/BY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

Printed on the handkerchief is the following 'A souvenir of the great world war and the part played by Australia and New Zealand - the landing of our gallant sons of the empire on the Gallipoli peninsula - 'The scrap heap', a view of the 'Emden' after the fight with the "Sydney" off the Cocos Keeling islands'.

Measurements

465 mm (Height), 610 mm (Width)

Subject and Association Keywords

World War 1

Subject and Association Keywords

Significant object

Subject and Association Description

Colourful scarves were a fashionable form of patriotic souvenir during the war. This object is typical of souvenirs made during World War I. Many of them were printed or embroidered on silk or cotton, with flags and patriotic images. They were available to soldiers in leave locations and often sent home to loved ones.

Collection

Clothing & Textiles Collection

Object Type

World War 1 memorabilia

Copyright Licence  

Attribution - No Derivatives (cc) Attribution - No Derivatives (cc)

 

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