Stewart Silk Co Blue Crepe de Chine Fabric sample; 1914

Stewart Silk Co Blue Crepe de Chine Fabric sample; 1914

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Stewart Silk Co Blue Crepe de Chine Fabric sample. Two edges are pinked, one side includes the selvedge, and the other is frayed. One metal staple on one edge with remainder of paper tag, no writing. Blue color. Some staining, perhaps from light exposure, and some fold creases.
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.
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Object Name
Fabric Length
fabric sample
Fabric Sample
Date made
Stewart Silk Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Easton
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
blue (overall color)
crepe de chine (overall style)
plain weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 7 in x 38 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 97.79 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Stewart Silk Co
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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