"Washington Floral" dress silk, Mallinson's George Washington Bicentennial print series

"Washington Floral" dress silk, Mallinson's George Washington Bicentennial print series

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A length of printed pure dye silk crepe. Soft lustrous plain weave fabric. Pattern "Washington Floral": one of the H.R. Mallinson & Co. George Washington Bicentennial print series. According to company publicity at the time the line was introduced, this allover tossed design of tiny flowers and rosebud clusters was inspired by a motif in an old brocade worn by Mrs. James Duane at the Washington Inaugural Ball.
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Fabric Length
Date made
H R Mallinson and Company, Incorporated
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
beige ground (overall color)
plain weave; cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 39 in; 91.44 cm x 99.06 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
Presidential Inauguration of 1789
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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