"Guard Mount" design printed dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series I

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 on “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
date made
1918
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
ID Number
TE.T04081
accession number
63204
catalog number
T04081.000
T4081
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
related event
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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