"Allied Soldiers at Attention" design printed dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II

Description
"Allied Soldiers at Attention" is a design from the second La Victoire series, produced by H.R. Mallinson & Co. in conjunction with the Peace Conference held after the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. A tribute to the armed forces of the Allied nations, this design from the second La Victoire series features five soldiers in dress uniforms with their national emblems – perhaps a guard of honor for the peace negotiations then in progress at the Palace of Versailles, whose gardens and fountains appear in the background.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric length
date made
1918
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
black 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*T04087
accession number
63204
catalog number
T04087.000
T4087
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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