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

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

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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."
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
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)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
World War I
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Mallinson’s La Victoire
American Silks
American Silk Industry
Migel-Mallinson Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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