Stern and Pohly "Roman Plisse Epingle" apparel silk; 1914.


Stern and Pohly "Roman Plisse Epingle" silk fabric length; 1914. Trimming silk. Warp-faced rib weave with a crepe-like finish, with silk warp, silk and irregular flake cotton filling (weft). Woven on Knowles box loom. Adaptable for vestings, sashes and coat and jacket trimmings. Narrow stripes in several colors between wider blue and red stripes.

Harry Stern and Joseph Pohly began business in the Cooke Mill in Paterson, NJ in 1897. They erected the Highland Mill, also in Paterson, in 1902, manufacturing novelty silks. In 1914, the company moved their sales offices to Fourth Street in the Garment District, in response to the change in the customer base from the retail market to the wholesale market, with the growth of ready-to-wear clothing for women. The company was sold in 1916 to the Durable Silk Corporation.

Date Made: 1914

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York CityAssociated Place: United States: New Jersey, Allentown

Web Subject: American Textile Industry


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Credit Line: Gift of Stern and Pohly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T01835.000Catalog Number: T01835.000Accession Number: 57064

Object Name: Fabric Length

Physical Description: warp, silk (overall material)weft, silk and flake cotton (overall material)mahogany (overall color)blue (overall color)green (overall color)gold (overall color)"roman plisse epingle" (overall style)Box loom woven (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 22 in; 91.44 cm x 55.88 cm


Record Id: nmah_1163412

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