"Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone" dress silk, Mallinson's National Park series

"Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone" dress silk, Mallinson's National Park series

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Description
In late 1926 American silk manufacturer H.R. Mallinson & Co. introduced a bold new line of printed silks, twelve landscape designs, each available in from eight to twelve colorways (color combinations) on three different ground fabrics. The designs celebrated America's national parks - then only a decade old. The designs represented all the usual styles necesssary for making clothing: allover prints, horizontal stripes, checks, a border design. This sheer plain weave fabric, Mallinson's Indestructible chiffon voile, is printed with the design depicting Mammoth Hot Springs, at Yellowstone National Park. Selvage width; selvage inscription. Judging from drawings by free-lance textile designer Walter Mitschke in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Mitschke designed this print and a few others in the National Parks series.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1927
maker
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
depicted
United States: Yellowstone National Park
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
grey-blue (a) (overall color)
shell pink (b) (overall color)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
TE.T05576.A-B
accession number
95522
catalog number
T05576.A-B
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
subject
National Parks
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Mallinson's National Parks
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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