Mallinson's 1929 "American State Flowers" dress silk: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan


A sample cut with colorways of printed 'Pussy Willow' silk. a fine soft plain weave fabric, Mallinson's longest-lasting trade-name. One of the 1929 "American State Flowers" series: scattered allover design of white carnation: Indiana; scarlet carnation: Ohio; apple blossom: Michigan. One large sample (18" x 40") of the design in various colors on a black ground; smaller samples (6" x 8") of 9 different colorways attached. Ground colors: black (#5, #25), white (#15), blue (#4), green (#7), gray (#9), dark blue (#10, #20), tan (#12). Selvage inscription gives company name, state names and associated flowers.

Date Made: 1929

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

Location: Currently not on view

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

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


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T05952Accession Number: 104436Catalog Number: T05952.000

Object Name: fabric samples

Physical Description: silk (overall material)black ground (18x40) (overall color)white ground (overall color)dark blue ground (overall color)tan ground (overall color)green ground (overall color)gray ground (overall color)plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 18 in x 40 in; 45.72 cm x 101.6 cm


Record Id: nmah_1168222

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