Printed Textile Swatches

Apparel fabric swatches from the 1875 sample book (volume 6) of William Simpson's Washington Print Works located in Eddystone, Delaware County; most swatches are brown, thus collection named Eddystone Chocolates. These textiles were exhibited by Simpson at the 1876 Centennial.

Manufactured by William Simpson's Washington Print Works, Philadelphia

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1875

Medium:
Roller-printed cotton

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1963-118-6

Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph Bancroft and Sons, 1963

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