Sample of Mexican wild silk in the raw state; 1885 New Orleans Exposition exhibit

Description:

Sample of Mexican wild silk in the raw state; 1885 New Orleans Exposition exhibit. "Acc. 16993 H7898 Cocoon of Wild (uncultivated) silk Mexico Eutachyplena fsidii Salle, Lasecamfidae. Mexican Comission N.O. Expo 1885 Feb. 20, 1886" on note.

Date Made: ca. 1885

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Mexico

Web Subject: American Textile Industry

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.E187898.000Catalog Number: H007898.000E187898Accession Number: 16993

Object Name: Silk Fibersilk fiber sampleObject Type: silk

Measurements: overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 9 in; 3.81 cm x 11.43 cm x 22.86 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-bc34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_648099

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