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Rayon Victory Slip
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

Physical Description

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.

General History

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.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
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