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Maker:
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
lavender (overall color)
white (overall color)
medium blue (overall color)
dark blue (overall color)
taupe ground (overall color)
plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
Object Name:
fabric length
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1918
Description:
Figures of infantry and cavalry soldiers assemble at the call of a bugle for “Guard Mount,” the inspection and changing of the guard, in this design from H.R. Mallinson & Co,’s first La Victoire series, produced just before the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I was signed. The design is machine-printed in five colors on a taupe ground of “Pussy Willow” silk, one of Mallinson's most enduring fabrications. The firm’s marketing brochure stated, "To feature the French soldier at Guard Mount in a design so admirably adapted to feminine wear is indeed a masterpiece in the art of design."
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
World War I  Search this
Related event:
World War I  Search this
Armistice of November 11, 1918  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
ID Number:
TE.T04081
Accession number:
63204
Catalog number:
T04081.000
T4081
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
Migel-Mallinson Silks
Mallinson’s La Victoire
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c2a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1165601