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This cotton sack for Kiowa Milling Company flour was embroidered and embellished with fringed braid. The sack's printed designs are over-embroidered in the colors of the Belgian flag. This sack originally contained Kansas flour sent overseas during World War I for relief efforts organized by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. Some of the sacks were embroidered by Belgian women and returned to the United States as an expression of gratitude. The Kansas Belgian Relief Fund received this sack and placed it on display in a downtown Topeka store before donating it to the Kansas Historical Society.

Creator: Kiowa Roller Mills
Date: between 1915 and 1916

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Item Number: 223745
KSHS Identifier: 1916.15.7

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