"Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite" design, Mallinson's National Parks 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 overall design depicts Bridal Veil Falls at Yosemite National Park, on Mallinson's trademark Pussy Willow silk. The firm donated the design in two different colorways, one with a tan ground and one with a green ground. .
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1927
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
tan ground (b) (overall color)
green ground (a) (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
depicted
United States: California, Yosemite National Park
ID Number
TE*T05572.A-B
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05572.A-B
subject
National Parks
American Silk Industry
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object