Garner Print Works Sample and Cost Record Book

Garner Print Works Sample and Cost Record Book

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John Oldfield, Assistant Manager of the Garner Print Works in Garnerville, New York, kept a series of record books that date between 1844 and 1880. The notebooks contain samples of cloth produced by the mill on one page, with quantities and the costs of dyeing or printing on the facing page—this notebook covers the years 1877-1878. Garnerville was originally called Calicotown, but was renamed after the Garner family, which owned the print works from 1838 to 1909. In the late nineteenth century the family’s textile companies produced more printed fabrics than any other print works in the U.S.
Object Name
sample book
dyer's sample book
date made
place made
United States: New York, Rockland
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gif t of Mr. Francis L. Sward
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American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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