The WWII Wings over America Towel is a reproduction and is made of 100% cotton. It’s part of our homefront kitchen collection that features artwork from original iron-on transfers.
This towel shows an eagle, wings outstretched, helping a B-17 bomber through the clouds. Like much of the 1940s art, the B-17 bomber isn’t a perfect likeness.
No original transfers were destroyed in the making of these towels.
We found several original 1940s iron-ons that were sold to decorate textiles and garments at home. They come with simple how-to directions. We did finally find packaging for one set of these. One such envelope suggested putting them “on shirts, aprons, hankies, hats sweaters, etc.” They were likely targeted to housewives to spruce up handmade items.