This screen-printed linen handkerchief was designed by Marion Weeber (1905-2000) in honor of King George VI’s coronation in England on March 8, 1937. It was manufactured by Burmel and sold at finer department stores. The handkerchief was framed and given as a gift to one of Weeber’s friends who recently donated it to the Museum.
Marion Weeber was a noted industrial and graphic designer of silverware, jewelry, accessories, and tableware. Born in Albany, New York, Weeber studied at the Arts Student League of New York where she became a life member. In 1938, she opened her own NYC design firm, Marion Weeber, Inc., and patented 25 of her innovated and inventive designs.