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Maker:
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
pink (overall color)
dark blue 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:
"Chasseurs" is a design from the first H.R. Mallinson La Victoire series, designed just before the Armistice to end World War I was signed in Fall, 1918. This example was printed in five colors on a dark blue ground on Mallinson's trademarked "Indestructible Crepe." The term “Chasseurs à cheval” designated elite units of the French cavalry – “chasseurs” meaning hunters, “à cheval,” on horseback. During World War I, dangerous reconnaissance missions were often given to the Chasseurs. The wide stripe design depicts standing figures and figures on horseback (the elite reconnaissance units of the French army) who appear poised for action among trees and shrubs, with a stream winding through. See TE*T04077 for the same design in a different quality (Indestructible Crepe) and colorway.
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.T04082
Accession number:
63204
Catalog number:
T04082.000
T4082
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/ng49ca746b2-56ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1165602