"Martha Washington" dress silk; Mallinson's George Washington Bicentennial series

"Martha Washington" dress silk; Mallinson's George Washington Bicentennial series

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A length of Mallinson's pure dye silk crepe--soft lustrous plain weave fabric #7102 (same construction as T-6943) pattern #3967 "Martha Washington," one of the George Washington Bicentennial Prints, in multi-colors on a soft coral-pink ground. The bee and tiny flower garlands were inspired by hand-painted motifs on the original dress, worn by Martha Washington during the administration of George Washington, in the collection at NMAH.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric, Printed
fabric length
Date made
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
catalog number
T (/) 6944
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
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Migel-Mallinson Silks
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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