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"Chasseurs" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series I

"Chasseurs" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series I

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"Chasseurs" is a design from the first H.R. Mallinson La Victoire series, designed just before the Armistice to end World War I was signed in Fall, 1918. This example was printed in five colors on a dark blue ground on Mallinson's trademarked "Indestructible Crepe." The term “Chasseurs à cheval” designated elite units of the French cavalry – “chasseurs” meaning hunters, “à cheval,” on horseback. During World War I, dangerous reconnaissance missions were often given to the Chasseurs. The wide stripe design depicts standing figures and figures on horseback (the elite reconnaissance units of the French army) who appear poised for action among trees and shrubs, with a stream winding through. See TE*T04077 for the same design in a different quality (Indestructible Crepe) and colorway.
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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)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
pink (overall color)
dark blue 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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