Goetz Silk Mfg. Co. "cotton back silk satin," green; 1914.

Goetz Silk Mfg. Co. "cotton back silk satin," green; 1914.

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Goetz Silk Mfg. Co. "cotton back silk satin," green; 1914. Lining silk: "Cotton Back Satin" Warp silk, weft cotton. Green. White stripe on selvedge, wrong side says Goetz in the selvedge. One edge is pinked and the other is frayed.
David Goetz was born in Lyons, France in 1844 and came to America in 1878. He was the son of a silk manufacturer and brought that trade with him. He worked with William Skinner and Sons in Florence and Holyoke, Massachusetts until 1892. At that point he opened the Goetz Silk Manufacturing Company, in Holyoke. It operated until about 1930.
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Date made
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
warp, silk (overall material)
weft, cotton (overall material)
Green (overall color)
cotton back satin (overall style)
satin weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Goetz Silk Manufacturing Company
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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