Vintage late 1930s navy silk tie from the Barnard, Sumner & Putnam department store of Worcester, MA features a foulard-like pattern of brocaded circle motifs, in steel blue and red.
Unlined, the tie has stitched down blade edges and a wool interlining and is labelled “Barnard, Sumner & Putnam Company, Worcester, Mass”.
The Barnard, Sumner & Putnam dry goods store opened in the mid-19th century and remained in business as a department store through the 1960s. Photo #6 shows a 1903 illustration of the landmark building, which was torn down in the 1970s.
Measuring 44” long by 3 1/3” across the front blade, this tie is in excellent condition.
Proud Member of the VFG Vintage Fashion Guild