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New Acquisition: Souvenir Handkerchief Designed by Marion Weeber

Handkerchief by Marion Weeber, 1937
Handkerchief by Marion Weeber, 1937

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.  

Handkerchief by Marion Weeber, 1937
Handkerchief by Marion Weeber, 1937
Marion Weeber at the NYSM, 1976
Marion Weeber at the NYSM, 1976