A H Straus & Co printed silk charmeuse length; "Suffrage Victory"; 1915.

A H Straus & Co printed silk charmeuse length; "Suffrage Victory"; 1915.

Usage conditions apply
A H Straus & Co. printed silk charmeuse fabric length; 1915. A lining silk, thin and smooth: "The Suffrage Victory" commemorative charmeuse satin, printed with a copyrighted design of the suffrage colors, yellow in combination with black, white, purplish-gray, and brown in small solid checks.3.5 checks per inch with a three inch repeat. Edges are frayed. Print continues onto selvedge edge. Cylinder printed.
A. H. Straus and Co. was active in the 1910s and 1920s. The company was based in New York City and was a premier importer and manufacturer of printed silks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
white (overall color)
brown, purple (overall color)
satin weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of A H Straus and Company
Women's Suffrage
American Textile Industry
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object