[WWI] [RED CROSS] [NURSING] 1914 - 1919 Deptford Red Cross; Cotton Commemorative Embroidered Tablecloth. Kate Parry Warcup.
[WWI] [RED CROSS] [NURSING] 1914 - 1919 Deptford Red Cross; Cotton Commemorative Embroidered Tablecloth
[WWI] [RED CROSS] [NURSING] 1914 - 1919 Deptford Red Cross; Cotton Commemorative Embroidered Tablecloth

[WWI] [RED CROSS] [NURSING] 1914 - 1919 Deptford Red Cross; Cotton Commemorative Embroidered Tablecloth

Deptford, England: 1920. Cloth. 810 x 895 mm. A charming, hand crafted, W.W.I. souvenir made by Kate Parry Warcup (1867-1937). With over 200 signatures honoring her fellow VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment 1909-1918) members from the South East London community of Deptford, who, we presume, either volunteered for, or were associated with the Red Cross Between 1914-1919. The tablecloth has the embroidered signature - "A Wartime Souvenir, from Kate D. Warcup, June, 1920". A logical theory of how this memento was made - most likely, signatures were gathered and first made in pencil with Kate later hand stitching each name with precision. Notably, the central signatures are of the Mayor and Mayoress of Deptford at the time, 'W.A. Wayland', and 'Chas Wm Bowerman M.P.P.C.' Charles William Bowerman (1851-1947) was a life-long trade unionist and politician; the Labour MP for Deptford from 1906 to 1931. A remarkable, one of a kind item, in excellent condition. Some light spotting to a few areas, otherwise beautifully preserved. Cotton embroidered table cloth, hand stitched. Near fine. Item #2184

Price: $1,425.00

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