...and a very, very rare one. In all the years I've been teaching and writing about textiles, I can only remember seeing this WWII feedsack once for sure -- in Nancy Kirk's collection. (Seems like I saw it in a photo, as well.) Well, now the photo is a definite --
You can see it via its original Ebay listing, as well.
"Material seems very crisp and unlaundered," says the seller. "The printed label
information along one edge is Kent's - Cloth of the United Nations -
233. The dimensions are 36-12"w x 43" L. Full of many different wartime
scenes and symbols such as: Pearl Harbor, Red Cross, The Russian Bear at
Stalingrad, Flying Tigers of China, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Bad Eggs
Keep 'Em Frying (showing Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo in frying pan), etc."
Heavy cotton, heavy-woven. (Had to be, to keep the flour, etc. intact.) An absolute steal at $27 and change.
The "bad eggs" mention has stuck with me for all these years. Strange, that I just did the other Egg post, and now eggs show up again...
Speaking of steals, don't forget -- the Stars All Around book giveaway is still going strong. You've only got until Sunday at midnight; take a minute to leave a comment at the original post. (If you're subscribed to this blog via e-mail, or 'following' it, let us know that, too -- that's 3 extra entries.) Good luck!
Just got the news -- this winter, I'll be working on a book for Arcadia Press! It comes out in Fall 2018. It's a great opportun...
Sue Garman, of Friendswood, TX, died recently of lung cancer. She was an amazing quilt designer, an aficionado of applique (it was her...
If you read my posts for news on antiques, frugal stuff and Bigfoot... you might want to gently close this and tiptoe away. I a...
Since Donald Trump has been elected as the next American president, that is? Apparently not. I am growing increasingly tired of bloggers...