"Paradise Valley, Mount Rainier, Washington" printed dress silk, Mallinson's National Parks series

Length of a printed jacquard Mallinson trademark sport silk, "Khaki Kool". A rough surface jacquard figured crepe fabric woven with warp of tussah silk and weft of tussah loosely twisted with a silk crepe yarn. Printed with allover design depicting Paradise Valley, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. In late 1926 American silk manufacturer 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. 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Physical Description
tussah silk (overall material)
tan (overall color)
green (overall color)
jacquard weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 39 in; 91.44 cm x 99.06 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Silk Industry
National Parks
American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
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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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