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
United States: New York, New York City
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.