The WWI Air Service USA Towel is a reproduction and is made of 100% cotton. They’re perfect for shaving and washing at a reenactment or to use for every day in your kitchen or bathroom.
We were surprised to find this particular iron-on in a collection of what we thought were WWII-era iron-on transfers. However, Air Service had been replaced by the Army Air Corps in 1926. We can only conclude that either the set of iron-ons pre-dated the 1930s or that someone used old artwork because it was already made. This particular set of iron-ons also included WWI pattern wings and an early navy insignia.
Terrycloth was invented in the 1800s and was first produced in England in 1850. These towels are hand towel size.
No original transfers were destroyed in the making of these towels.