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

Description:

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

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, American Silks, American Silk Industry, Migel-Mallinson Silks, Mallinson’s La Victoire, Textiles

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

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

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.