American Woolen Co. Suiting sample, 1912

American Woolen Co. Suiting sample, 1912

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American Woolen Co. all worsted mixture Suiting fabric sample in very dark gray, 1912
Manufactured by the National and Providence Worsted Mills, Providence, RI. The Providence and National Worsted Mills, founded in Rhode Island in the 1870s, were originally two companies owned by Charles Fletcher, one a spinning and one a weaving mill for working with worsted yarns. Fletcher amalgamated the two companies into one in 1893, and then sold this company to the large Lawrence-based American Woolen Company in 1899. When the Lawrence mill workers struck against pay cuts in 1912 (the Bread and Roses strike), the American Woolen Company was one of the firms affected. The Rhode Island mills, however, did not strike.
Currently not on view
Object Name
fabric sample
date made
National and Providence Worsted Mills
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
very dark grey (overall color)
woven (overall production method/technique)
average spatial: 26 in x 9 in; x 66.04 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of the American Woolen Co
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Textile Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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