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Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 At 09:00 AM
Duration: 77 Days 1 Hour
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During the relentless WWII bombing of Britain from the fall of 1940 through the spring of 1941, the rationing of textiles led to the mass production of "utility" clothes for women that conformed to strict government regulations. Still, these clothes managed to be fashionable and items such as scarves printed with political motifs were used as powerful tools to maintain morale while everyone was being encouraged to "Keep Calm and Carry On." The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is now displaying a collection of these artifacts, titled "Beauty as Duty: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain." Through May 28.