"Winged Victory" design printed dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II

Description
Displayed at the top of a staircase in the Louvre Museum in Paris since 1884, the Greek statue called “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” depicts the goddess Nike, or Victory. The statue’s symbolism served as the basis for this design of stripes containing "Winged Victory" motifs, printed on the manufacturer’s popular "Pussy Willow" fabrication. It is one of the second series of La Victoire prints, produced by H.R. Mallinson & Co. in conjunction with the Peace Conference that followed the signing of the Armistice ending the fighting in World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric length
date made
1918
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
tan 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
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
TE*T04086
accession number
63204
catalog number
T04086.000
T4086
subject
World War I
Textiles
American Silk Industry
American Silks
Mallinson’s La Victoire
event
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
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