"Armistice Silk," Wild Rose

This sample length of Quality C silk noil Cartridge or powder bag cloth was dyed and finished for the cutting-up (garment manufacturing) trade. The refinished fabric was called "Armistice Silk," part of the 18 million yards of surplus cartridge cloth at the end of World War I. The fabric was sold by the Salvage board at $1.20 per yard. Color: Wild Rose.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
American Silks
World War I
American Silk Industry
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept. Salvage board
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