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Textile Sample Books

A work made of printed catalogs, catalog pages, cotton textile samples, dacron textile samples, orlon textile samples, printed silk textile samples, spun rayon weave textile samples, wool textile samples, woven silk textile samples, woven rayon textile samples..

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  • A work made of printed catalogs, catalog pages, cotton textile samples, dacron textile samples, orlon textile samples, printed silk textile samples, spun rayon weave textile samples, wool textile samples, woven silk textile samples, woven rayon textile samples..

Date:

1935-1968

About this artwork

Collection of predominantly European textile sample books from the 1930s through the 1960s. Companies represented include Bilbille & Co., Paris; Beaunit Mills, New York City; Creation-Textile, Basel; E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Co.; Societe des Nouveautes Textiles; Textile Argus; and Textile-Paris-Echos.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Title

Textile Sample Books

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1935–1968

Medium

Printed catalogs, catalog pages, cotton textile samples, dacron textile samples, orlon textile samples, printed silk textile samples, spun rayon weave textile samples, wool textile samples, woven silk textile samples, woven rayon textile samples.

Dimensions

H.: 731.6 cm (288 in.)

Credit Line

Transfer from the Department of Textiles, 2003

Reference Number

2002.9

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