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Handkerchiefs


7144-5
Four linen handkerchiefs with small embroidered floral stem design in one corner. Folded together with attached tag that says:
"Soeurs de la Charité de Saint Louis, ORPHELINAT de VANNES. (Morbihan)"
"A nos bienfaiteurs, REMERCIEMENTS SINCÈRES."
[Sisters of Charity of Saint Louis, Orphanage of Vannes, Morbihan. To our benefactors, SINCERE THANKS]


7144-5[dupl]
Diaphanous handkerchief with the hem doubled and sewn with blue thread. There is a butterfly motif in one corner. Attached card says:
"Soeurs de la Charité de Saint Louis, ORPHELINAT de VANNES. (Morbihan)"
"A nos bienfaiteurs, REMERCIEMENTS SINCÈRES."
[Sisters of Charity of Saint Louis, Orphanage of Vannes, Morbihan. To our benefactors, SINCERE THANKS]


7144-95
Silk handkerchief with a red border and a stamped design in one corner with the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, and Pantheon. Written on the design is "Souvenir de Paris"


7144-10
Handkerchief with a scalloped red embroidered edge and floral pattern embroidered into four corners. Attached card says:
"Soeurs de la Charité de Saint Louis. ORPHELINAT de VANNES. (Morbihan), A nos bienfaiteurs. REMERCIEMENTS SINCÈRES.) [To our benefactors, sincere thanks]


7144-4
Diaphanous chiffon handkerchief with a small embroidered red flower in one corner.
(detail photo)


7144-96
Handkerchief with the American, French, and British flags embroidered on one corner.
(detail photo)



7144-13
Handkerchief with embroidered French and American flags.

 

Scarves


7144-84
Scarf with illustrations of castles and people in renaissance style clothing. In the corners it says:
"Chantilly", "Azay-le Rideau", "Ussé", "Chenonceaux."
In the center of the scarf it says:
"Pierrefonds", "Chambord".


7144-81
Silk scarf that has a map and pictures of Lyon France. The map has street names and historic sites. There are also postcard style illustrations of important sites in Lyon. The major theme of the illustration is "Un Bonjour de Lyon", which is in script on a postcard illustration. There are a number of names of local historical personages in red around the border of the map, such as "Coysevox" "Mansard", "Louise Labé" and many more. The map features numerous sites such as "Perrache", "Les Brotteaux", "Parc de la Tête d'Or", "St. Rambert". In addition, there is a coat of arms.


7144-82
Silk scarf with a border of trophies, helmets, and drums. In the center is an illustration of an open book with a picture of an equestrian Napoleon and accompanying hussars. On the opposite page is a list of battles of that era.
Inside the book it says:
"HISTOIRE DE FRANCE Gloire à notre France éternelle!!! Gloire à ceux qui sont morts pour elle!!!"
[History glory to our eternal France!, Glory to those who died for her!"]
"Brisach, Arras, Marignan., RocroyFontenoy, Valmy Fleueus,LonatoArcole, Rivoli, Aboukir, Austerlitz, UlmWagram, LeipzigSolferino, Alger, Tafna..Caen, Strasbourg" Others partially covered by page marker.


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