"Armistice Silk," Wild Rose

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1917-1919
place made
United States
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T04160
catalog number
T04160.000
accession number
65107
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept. Salvage board
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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