"Palm Beach" dress silk; Mallinson's Playgrounds of the World series


..A length of Mallinson trade name "Indestructible Voile" sheer silk fabric printed with the "Palm Beach" design from the firm's 1928 "Playgrounds of the World" series. "Indestructible Voile" was one of the Mallinson firm's perennial best-selling silk qualities, and was a long-serving trade name. The print is an allover design with a block layout; scenes of bathing, dining, horseback riding, and architectural features of the "Palm Beach" scene, set off by palm trees. Colorway is in in shades of red, purple, gray and yellow on ground of pink (tea rose). The typical Mallinson selvage inscription, Mallinson's Silks DeLuxe Playgrounds of the World Palm Beach. Company numbers: 1800/2664. Colorway # 13. The company gave a photograph of the area represented in the design as part of this accession.

Date Made: 1928

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

Location: Currently not on view

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

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T05736Catalog Number: T5736T (/) 5736Accession Number: 101284

Object Name: fabric length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)"Indestructible Voile" (overall style)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 38 in; 91.44 cm x 96.52 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-931b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_630474

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