J.A. Migel Inc. "Moon-Glo Crepe" dress fabric; 1918


A length of washable closely woven crepe weave fabric "Moon Glo Crepe" in a coral color by J.A. Migel, Inc. Used in tailored costumes, evening and afternoon dresses, men's neckties and underwear. Julius A. Migel was a younger brother of Moses Charles Migel, founder of M.C. Migel & Co., Inc, silk manufacturer, renamed H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc. in 1915. Mallinson, married to Linda Migel, had taken over as the president of M.C. Migel & Co. after his brother-in-law had retired. J.A. Migel was very briefly a partner with H.R. Mallinson, but left the firm in 1915 to form his own, eponymous, silk manufacturing concern. J.A. Migel used many of the marketing tools that his brother and H.R. Mallinson had succeeded with, but his company lasted only a few years.

Date Made: 1918

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Credit Line: Gift of J.A. Migel, Inc.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T03842.000Accession Number: 62138Catalog Number: T03842.000

Object Name: Fabric Length

Physical Description: silk (overall material)coral (overall color)crepe (overall style)plain weave, high twist yarns, piece-dyed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 38 in; 91.44 cm x 96.52 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-fd60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1164527

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