#BeautifulBlues made this printed dress silk by H.R. Mallinson & Co. a delight to behold. Called “Guard Mount,” it features soldiers assemble at the call of a bugle for inspection and changing of the guard. It’s part of Mallinson’s “La Victoire” series, produced just before the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I was signed.
The design is machine-printed on “Pussy Willow” silk, one of Mallinson’s most enduring fabrications. The firm’s marketing brochure stated, “To feature the French soldier at Guard Mount in a design so admirably adapted to feminine wear is indeed a masterpiece in the art of design.” #TextileTuesday #MilitaryHistory #WorldWar1
Shared by amhistorymuseum (American History Museum) and selected for Art.