"Dove of Peace" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II
- 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." A very thin pure dye crepe, similar to "Georgette". with dove of peace and olive branch design in blue and white on a dark ground.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
- 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)
- overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
- Object Name
- fabric length