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

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

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Description
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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric length
date made
1918
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
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)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
TE.T04078
accession number
63204
catalog number
T04078.000
T4078
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Mallinson’s La Victoire
American Silks
Migel-Mallinson Silks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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