"Garden of the Gods" design on Indestructible Voile, Mallinson's National Park series

Five samples of a printed silk sheer, Mallinson tradename "Indestructible chiffon voile". A sheer, plain weave all silk fabric printed with National Park series "Garden of the Gods" design; samples of five different color combinations. 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, etc. These samples illustrate how strikingly different a single design can appear by changing the colors of the ground and design elements.
Currently not on view
Date made
H R Mallinson and Company, Incorporated
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
pink-peach (a) ground (overall color)
grey ground (b) (overall color)
blue ground (c) (overall color)
green ground (d) (overall color)
orange ground (e) (overall color)
plain weave; cylinder-printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 39 1/2 in; 91.44 cm x 100.33 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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American Silks
Mallinson's National Parks
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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