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

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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."


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, 1927

Object Place

New York, New York, Untied States


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

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed