"Niagara Falls" dress silk, Mallinson's National Park series


A length of jacquard-patterned, over-printed Khaki Kool (H.R. Mallinson & Co. trade name). 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 Niagara Falls in cool colors on a white ground. 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. The waterfalls, rainbows, and swirling waters of Niagara Falls are framed in a reserve of flowers and foliage.

Date Made: 1927

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

Location: Currently not on view

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

Web Subject: National Parks


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T05578Accession Number: 95522Catalog Number: T5578

Object Name: Fabric Length

Physical Description: tussah silk (overall material)blue (overall color)ecru (overall color)jacquard weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-515a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1166584

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