"Allied Soldiers at Attention" design printed 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.
Location
Currently not on view
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
related event
World War I
Armistice of November 11, 1918
National Museum of American History
H. R. Mallinson & Co. Inc.
Credit Line
Gift of H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc.
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
black ground (overall color)
plain weave, cylinder printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
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place made
United States: New York, New York
1918
Object Name
fabric length
ID Number
TE.T04087
accession number
63204
catalog number
T04087.000
T4087