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Length of dress fabric: Luray Cavern, from the American Wonder Caves series

American
1920s


Object Place: New York, New York, Untied States

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 1/4 x 39 in. (66.7 x 99.1 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1941

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Printed

Brown ground with turquoise, yellow, red, black and brown multicolored stylized stalactites and stalagmites. Selvedge reads “Mallinson’s silk de luxe – American Wonder Caves – Luray Cavern.”

Provenance

Ex-collection Walter Mitschke, New York; by descent to Ethel B. Adams Waldorf; between 1985-90, gift of Waldorf to her neice Joan Brancale, Hingham, MA; gift of Brancale to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Joan Brancale