Sample of cotton fiber; USDA Standard - Good Ordinary

Sample of cotton fiber; USDA Standard - Good Ordinary

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Description
One of two bundles of USDA "Good Ordinary" cotton fiber, wrapped in brown paper and tied with string. Object tag reads: "Bureau of Plant Industry / US Department of Agriculture Official Business, Penalty for Private Use, $300 / U.S. Government Standard Type / Good Ordinary / #38380.
Part of large US National Museum collection of plant (economic botany) and animal fibers, sourced from around the world, in support of the US textile industry's research and commerce.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cotton fiber sample
fiber sample
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 10 in x 4 1/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 25.4 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
TE.038380.00A
catalog number
038380.00A
?038380.00A
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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