Printed Rayon Crepe; American Viscose Corporation; 1942

Printed Rayon Crepe; American Viscose Corporation; 1942

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Selvage width sample length of printed rayon "French Crepe". 39" wide. Medium weight plain weave woven of viscose filament rayon yarns. Printed with a floral stripe pattern in red, yellow, black, white, and green.
Rayon fabrics played a large part in both military and civilian products during World War II, as shortages of other fibers made it essential to replace cotton, silk, and wool with rayon (regenerated cellulose) whenever possible.
One of 17 fabric samples donated to the museum in 1942, along with a display illustrating the manufacture of rayon goods from wood to finished product. The display is held by the Division of Work & Industry, catalog # AG.A.7060
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric length
date made
1942
maker
American Viscose Corporation
Physical Description
rayon (overall material)
ID Number
TE.T08622.000
catalog number
T08622.000
accession number
163325
Credit Line
Gift of American Viscose Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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