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World War I Victory Ribbon

Identifier: B255.02.0001.0001.00002


There are five metal stars across the crimped material on the top. The colors of the material are from left to right: purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. There is pin fastener on the reverse side. The primary colors fade into each other, forming the secondary colors. The companion Victory Medal was established by the U.S. Congress in 1919 and awarded to members of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps for active service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 (Armistice Day). An American, Army Colonel Thomas Bentley Mott, is credited with the ribbon design.


  • 1920-1930


Language of Materials

From the Collection: The materials are primarily in English; materials in German are indicated at the item level.

Rights and Usage Statement

Copyright restrictions may apply.


ribbon items (1 ) ; 1 x 4 centimeters

Scope and Contents

From the Series: This series consists of a World War I American Victory Medal, a World War I Victory ribbon, and World War I dog tags.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good Metal --Cloth


Donated by Jay E. Lutz, a great-nephew of Sidney Israelski.


Title supplied by archivist.

Drawing Number

1 x 4 centimeters


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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