plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
United States: New York, New York City
French General Ferdinand Foch was named Supreme Commander of all the Allied forces in France in March 1918, and was named Marshal of France in July 1918. He accepted the German surrender in November of that year. This design, dedicated to this French war hero, is from the first La Victoire series, produced by H.R. Mallinson & Co, just before the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. The striped design in gold on a dark blue ground, on semi-sheer "Indestructible Crepe" was inspired by the military insignia of four rows of oak leaves and seven stars that only Foch was entitled to wear, and which ornamented his uniform cap.