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Length of dress fabric: Show Boat on the Mississippi, from the Early American series

American
1927


Object Place: New York, New York, Untied States

Dimensions

Height x width: 19 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (49.5 x 85.1 cm)

Accession Number

2008.1946

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Printed

Peach-colored ground with boats, flowers, figures, cherry trees, trees with Spanish moss. Selvedge reads “Mallinson’s Early American – A show boat on the Mississippi.”

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