Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History
Rayon Victory Slip
Catalog #: 1990.0056.8 Accession #: 1990.0056
Credit: Costume, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 40" H x 26" W
Peach colored rayon with a white "V" embroidered on the right breast over a red and blue design. Manufacturer's cardboard tag is attached to right front top.
During the war, victory was on everyone's mind and on some of their clothing. The traditional and widely used fabrics for clothing -- cotton, linen, silk and wool -- were diverted to the war effort. Manufacturers needed to develop artificial fibers. Rayon was one of the most popular of the new, synthetic fabrics.
Country: United States
War: World War II