"Crater Lake, Oregon" design, Mallinson's National Park Series

Description
In late 1926 American silk manufacturer H.R. Mallinson & Co. introduced a bold new line of printed silks, twelve landscape designs, each available in from eight to twelve colorways (color combinations) on three different ground fabrics. The designs celebrated America's National Parks - then only a decade old. The designs represented all the usual styles necesssary for making clothing: allover prints, horizontal stripes, checks, a border design. This bold design of large blocks or checks alternates a solid color with a figured block depicting Crater Lake, Oregon. The ground fabric of this sample is trade-named "Pussy Willow", one of Mallinson's most popular silks.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1927
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
depicted
United States: Oregon, Crater Lake
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
red 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.T05571
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05571.000
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
National Parks
American Silk Industry
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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