"Guard Mount" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series I


Figures of infantry and cavalry soldiers assemble at the call of a bugle for “Guard Mount,” the inspection and changing of the guard, in this design from H.R. Mallinson & Co,’s first La Victoire series, produced just before the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I was signed. The design is machine-printed in five colors on a taupe ground of “Pussy Willow” silk, one of Mallinson's most enduring fabrications. The firm’s marketing brochure stated, "To feature the French soldier at Guard Mount in a design so admirably adapted to feminine wear is indeed a masterpiece in the art of design."

Date Made: 1918

Maker: H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Web Subject: World War IRelated Event: World War IArmistice of November 11, 1918


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Credit Line: Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T04081Accession Number: 63204Catalog Number: T04081.000T4081

Object Name: fabric length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)lavender (overall color)white (overall color)medium blue (overall color)dark blue (overall color)taupe ground (overall color)plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c2a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1165601

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