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

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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."


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

American, 1920s

Object Place

New York, New York, Untied States


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

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed