Necktie, ca. 1935. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Miss S. Walsh, 1962 (2009.300.2011) | Watermelon imagery has become a lasting perennial theme and early artistic images, such as the one found here, were used to invite a sense of fun and whimsy in a time when most of the world was recovering or enduring the Great Depression.