Stern and Pohly "Roman Plisse Epingle" apparel silk; 1914.

Stern and Pohly "Roman Plisse Epingle" apparel silk; 1914.

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Stern and Pohly "Roman Plisse Epingle" silk fabric length; 1914. Trimming silk. Warp-faced rib weave with a crepe-like finish, with silk warp, silk and irregular flake cotton filling (weft). Woven on Knowles box loom. Adaptable for vestings, sashes and coat and jacket trimmings. Narrow stripes in several colors between wider blue and red stripes.
Harry Stern and Joseph Pohly began business in the Cooke Mill in Paterson, NJ in 1897. They erected the Highland Mill, also in Paterson, in 1902, manufacturing novelty silks. In 1914, the company moved their sales offices to Fourth Street in the Garment District, in response to the change in the customer base from the retail market to the wholesale market, with the growth of ready-to-wear clothing for women. The company was sold in 1916 to the Durable Silk Corporation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1914
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
warp, silk (overall material)
weft, silk and flake cotton (overall material)
mahogany (overall color)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
gold (overall color)
"roman plisse epingle" (overall style)
Box loom woven (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 22 in; 91.44 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
TE.T01835.000
catalog number
T01835.000
accession number
57064
Credit Line
Gift of Stern and Pohly
subject
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
American Textile Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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