"Bryce Canyon, Utah" printed dress silk, 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 striking design depicts the Wall of Windows at Bryce Canyon (Utah) National Park, printed on Mallinson's.Indestructible chiffon voile, a sheer, plain weave silk. Selvage width; selvage inscription. Judging from drawings by free-lance textile designer Walter Mitschke in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Mitschke designed this print and a few others in the National Parks series..
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1927
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
oranges (overall color)
green (overall color)
blue (overall color)
plain weave (overall production method/technique)
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: Utah, Bryce Canyon
ID Number
TE*T05575
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05575.000
subject
American Silk Industry
National Parks
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Mallinson's National Parks
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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