"Dove of Peace" design printed dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II

The peace treaty negotiations between Germany and the Allied powers exposed discord among the Allies. US President Wilson took a less punitive stance than the governments of Britain and France. With its symbolic doves and olive branches, this design from the second series of La Victoire printed dress silks by H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc. suggests a sympathy with Wilson’s war aims. The design was machine-printed on Mallinson's semi-sheer trademarked "Indestructible Crepe."
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
dark gray ground (overall color)
plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
crepe; semi-sheer (overall style)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
World War I
American Silk Industry
American Silks
Mallinson’s La Victoire
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
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