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Maker:
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
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:
"Minerva" is one of the second series of La Victoire silks, produced by H.R. Mallinson & Co. in conjunction with the Peace Conference that followed the signing of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. The Roman goddess of both war and wisdom, Minerva’s presence in this design suggests that the Mallinson company supported a gentler peace than would eventually be ratified by the Treaty of Versailles. The choice of Minerva, and not the Greek goddess Athena, who had similar attributes, may be due to Minerva’s association with weaving—a reminder of the medium for this message. This design of repeated roundels was printed in 4 colors on a blue ground of Mallinson’s popular “Pussy Willow” silk.
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.T04085
Accession number:
63204
Catalog number:
T04085.000
T4085
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-c332-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1165699