This beautiful vintage 1950s silk souvenir scarf proclaims that St. Louis is the “city of a thousand sights” and the print on the scarf surely attests to that statement! There are so many landmarks represented here on this silk scarf. Among them are Shaw’s Garden, Lambert Field, Forest Park, Log Cabin built by Ulysses S. Grant, the Federal Building, the steamboat Robert E. Lee, Aloe Plaza showing Fountain, Union Station and Post Office, the Cathedral of St. Louis, the Old Rock House on the Riverfront, S.S. Admiral and the Jewel Box in Forest Park. In the very center of the scarf is the statue of the Crusader St. Louis in Forest Park. The colors used for the print are very appealing, too. Tangerine Orange, Pink, Red, and several shades of Green on a white silk background. The border is a deep Royal Blue and the State Seal appears in all four corners. The hem is rolled and hand sewn. This lovely souvenir scarf paying tribute to St. Louis, Missouri is made from fine and delicate silk material and as many of the scarves from this time were made in Japan, I suspect even though there is no tag sewn on the scarf to prove that, this may be the case.
Condition: Very Good
The print and colors are very vibrant with little to no fading, but there are several pulls in the silk material. You can see one of the pulls in the photo of the center Crusader scene. The pulls are hardly noticeable and this is a wonderful scarf for the collector of vintage souvenir scarves.
Label: None present
35” x 35”
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