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Mallinson's National Park Series Glacier Bay Alaska Pattern Dress, 1920s


The American silk manufacturer H.R.Mallinson & Co. designed a series of twelve patterns commemorating the American National Parks in 1926. This pattern is believed to be Glacier Bay National Monument in Alaska. The design depicts mountain glaciers, the bay, boats, airplanes, penguins and buildings. A dress maker designed the classic late 1920's cardigan style jacket trimmed in navy blue silk worn over a sleeveless dress with a cream dropped waist top and a pleated skirt in the matching Mallinson print. The belt shown is not original to the dress. There is a small area of dye transfer on the lower back of the jacket and a faint mark on the back of the dress bodice, otherwise it is in excellent condition. Other examples of the Park prints in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum can be seen on their website. Measurements; Jacket Shoulders 14.5" Bust 38" Waist 38" Sleeve 23" Length 25" Dress Bust 37" Dropped Waist 35" Length 36"


  • Designer
  • Brand
    Mallinson Fabric
  • Place of origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Material notes



  • Condition
    Excellent. See description.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 36 in.

    D 91.44 cm

  • Marked size
    Small (US)
  • Bust
    37 in. (93.98 cm)
  • Waist
    35 in. (88.9 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Length
    36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Seller location
    New Hope, PA
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