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Stewart Silk Co brown crepe de chine fabric length; 1914

Stewart Silk Co brown crepe de chine fabric length; 1914

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Description
Stewart Silk Co crepe de chine fabric length, in brown. Some dark spots and light spots throughout. Staples on edge. Catalog card describes color as taupe, but the fabric is much darker like a chocolate brown. 1914.
John Wood Stewart was born in 1856 in New York City. In 1897 he acquired an interest in the Phillipsburg Silk Mill Company, which he later took over, expanding into South Easton, Pennsylvania, with a new mill and the addition of the Eastern Throwing Company, a throwing mill. The Perfect Dyeing and Finishing Company was also shortly added, and these three eventually incorporated to create the Stewart Silk Company. The company's mills were in Pennsylvania, the sales offices in New York City. John Stewart died in 1922. Commercial Factors Company purchased the Stewart Silk Mills in 1930.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1914
maker
Stewart Silk Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
brown (overall color)
crepe de chine (overall style)
plain weave (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 40 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
TE.T01301.000
accession number
56748
catalog number
T01301.000
Credit Line
Gift of Stewart Silk Co
subject
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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