"Allied Soldiers at Attention" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II

"Allied Soldiers at Attention" dress silk, Mallinson's La Victoire series II

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"Allied Soldiers at Attention" is a design from the second La Victoire series, produced by H.R. Mallinson & Co. in conjunction with the Peace Conference held after the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. A tribute to the armed forces of the Allied nations, this design from the second La Victoire series features five soldiers in dress uniforms with their national emblems – perhaps a guard of honor for the peace negotiations then in progress at the Palace of Versailles, whose gardens and fountains appear in the background. Printed in five brilliant colors on a black ground of Mallinson's trademark "Pussy Willow.",
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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)
black 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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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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