Scarf of "Niagara Falls" design; Mallinson's National Parks series

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 long rectangular scarf is made from the overall design depicting Niagara Falls, on Mallinson's trademark Pussy Willow silk. The scarf is finished with a machine-stitched picot edging along the sides, and finished at the ends with an 8 1/2 inch wide border of plain orange Pussy Willow silk.
Date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: New York, Niagara Falls
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
grey (overall color)
blue (overall color)
pink (overall color)
orange (overall color)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 90 in x 22 in; 228.6 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
American Silk Industry
National Parks
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History