US NAVY SERVICEMAN’S TRAPUNTO BANNER commemorating CHINA and JAPAN VOYAGE, 1927. US Navy serviceman’s silk trapunto banner commemorating a voyage to China and Japan, November 1927. Commemorates the voyage of Joe Dillon on the S. President Jefferson to China and Japan and the Philippines: Seattle, San Francisco, Honolulu, Manila, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Victoria, Yokohama, Kobe and Shimidzu. 17×20 inches not including the protective paper edging (shown in second photo). Beautifully and intricately embroidered with eagle, flags and depiction of the S. These banners were very popular and sought after by servicemen as souvenirs at the time; this one obviously kept as a cherished memento. Most were produced in Japan, this one by m. Hasegawa and marked Embroiderer Coat of Arms and Portrait Painting on Silk, Yokohama, Japan. Excellent condition, protected by the paper backing and edge-covering. Paper backing is very good on the sides and fair on the back. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “timbuktubooks” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan