Samuel Eiseman & Co., silk shirting fabric; 1915.

Samuel Eiseman & Co., silk shirting fabric; 1915.

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Samuel Eiseman silk plain weave shirting fabric length; 1915. Wash silk shirting. A striped plain weave silk, having narrow satin weave stripes. May be laundered without injury to the fabric. Some light staining throughout. Pink stripes are 0.25 inches wide and 1.5 inches from each other. Five thin white satin stripes separate the pink stripes and the pink stripes are bordered with white stripes. Thin and light. Used to make shirts and blouses.
Previous name of the company was Eiseman Bros. from 1881-1898. The trade name was – SECO – acronym for Samuel Eiseman & Co.. It was a silk dress goods sales agency and converter, which also operated mills in New Hampshire. Goods were sold through the headquarters and sales offices in New York City. The company dissolved in the early 1930s. Founder - Samuel Eiseman
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Fabric Length
Date made
Samuel Eiseman & Co., Inc.
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Newmarket
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
pink (overall color)
white (overall color)
satin striped plain weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Samuel Eiseman
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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