Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Charla DelaCuadra.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Prints and Ephemera
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: 626-405-3473
Email: lastcollection@huntington.org
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1577-1943
Bulk dates: 1825-1900
Collection Number: priJLC_FASH
Collector: Last, Jay T.
Extent: approximately 6,900 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Prints and Ephemera
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: 626-405-3473
Email: lastcollection@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 6,900 items dating from the 1570s to the 1940s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1825 to 1900. This collection consists of fashion plates, advertising prints, broadsides, and promotional ephemera produced for clothiers and tailors, dry goods suppliers, garment manufacturers, fashion publications, and textile companies affiliated with the design, production, and/or sale of clothing, accessories, and dry goods. While most of the materials are American, there are also notable quantities of foreign items in the collection, including French fashion plates and foreign textile labels.
Language: English and French
Note:
Finding aid last updated on March 20, 2014.

Access

The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Item title, Call number]. Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

This collection forms part of the Jay T. Last Collection of Lithographic and Social History, which was donated to the Huntington Library by Jay T. Last in 2005 as a gift in progress. The bulk of the Fashion Prints and Ephemera were transferred to the Library between 2010 and 2013.

Background

The Jay T. Last Collection is an unparalleled archive of printed paper artifacts that documents American lithographic, social, and business history. The collection began in the early 1970s when physicist and Silicon Valley pioneer Jay Last moved to Southern California and started collecting citrus box labels he found at local flea markets and rummage sales. As his collection grew, Last realized that these labels conveyed important information about commercial printing, graphic design, and social history, and he expanded his collection to include other forms of American visual culture. Today this collection contains more than 185,000 lithographic prints, posters, and ephemera of mostly nineteenth- and early twentieth- century American origin and represents works by more than five hundred lithographic companies.

Scope and Content

The Jay T. Last Collection of Fashion Prints and Ephemera contains approximately 6,900 items dating from the 1570s to the early 1900s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1825 to 1900. This collection consists of fashion plates, advertising prints, broadsides, and promotional ephemera produced for clothiers and tailors, dry goods suppliers, garment manufacturers, fashion publications, and textile companies affiliated with the design, production, and/or sale of clothing, accessories, and dry goods. While most of the materials are American, there are also notable quantities of foreign items in the collection, including French fashion plates, fez labels in several languages, and foreign textile labels.
Materials are broadly divided into two series: small-size items (11 x 14 inches or smaller) and large-size items (typically larger than 11 x 14 inches). This finding aid describes small materials broadly at the series level, with selected individual items digitized; large materials are fully inventoried and all printers, artists, and publishers are indexed. The collection includes 223 large-size items comprised mainly of lithographic advertising prints and fashion plates. Small-size items number approximately 6,650 and contain a variety of promotional materials including trade cards, calendars, booklets, product labels, fashion plates, periodicals, clippings, and printed billheads and letterheads with manuscript text. Each series is divided into subseries according to the kind of business, service, or trade sponsoring the advertisement. Types of businesses have been identified according to the principal type of product(s) manufactured or sold by the business. These subseries are arranged as follows: Accessories; Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods; Fashion Plates And Periodicals; Footwear; Garments; Headwear; Sewing Supplies; and Textiles.
This collection contains many American and European printed illustrations, commonly known as “fashion plates,” that typically depict men, women, or children modeling current clothing and dress styles. Small plates (usually 14 x 10 inches or less in this collection) illustrated the pages of magazines and bound volumes that were marketed specifically for women. Larger plates, primarily intended for display, advertised the products and services of fashion designers, tailors, and pattern makers.
The collection provides a resource for studying clothing and dress, sales and merchandise, textiles, and sewing, as well as changing fashion trends in the United States and Europe in the 19th century. The images are primarily promotional in nature and provide information about the history of the American fashion, clothing, dry-goods, and textile industries and the evolution of their advertising strategies in the 19th and early 20th centuries. As graphic materials, the prints offer evidence of developing techniques and trends in printmaking, and of the artists, engravers, lithographers, printers, and publishers involved in the creative process.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

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Related materials in the Huntington Library

The Huntington Library Rare Books Collection contains one related item (Call number: 66643) that is listed in the "Related Materials" section in Series I, Subseries C in this finding aid.
The Huntington Library Historical Prints Collection contains one related item (priHHC_FASH_0000014) that is listed in the "Related Materials" section at the beginning of Series II, Subseries B in this finding aid.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series and subseries:
  • Series I. Fashion Prints and Ephemera (small size)
    • Subseries A. Accessories (small size)
    • Subseries B. Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods (small size)
    • Subseries C. Fashion Plates and Periodicals (small size)
    • Subseries D. Footwear (small size)
    • Subseries E. Garments (small size)
    • Subseries F. Headwear (small size)
    • Subseries G. Sewing Supplies (small size)
    • Subseries H. Textiles (small size)
  • Series II. Fashion Prints and Ephemera (large size)
    • Subseries A. Accessories (large size)
    • Subseries B. Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods (large size)
    • Subseries C. Fashion Plates and Periodicals (large size)
    • Subseries D. Footwear (large size)
    • Subseries E. Garments (large size)
    • Subseries F. Headwear (large size)
    • Subseries G. Sewing Supplies (large size)
    • Subseries H. Textiles (large size)
Within each subseries, items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Genres

Billheads.
Broadsides.
Business cards.
Business records.
Business records -- United States -- 19th century.
Business records -- United States -- 20th century.
Clippings.
Ephemera.
Engravings.
Fashion plates.
Fashion prints.
Intaglio prints.
Leaflets (printed works).
Labels.
Letterheads.
Lithographs.
Newspapers.
Periodical illustrations.
Periodicals.
Printed ephemera.
Promotional materials.
Relief prints.
Sample books.
Samples.
Textiles.
Tradecards.
Views.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Advertising -- Clothing and dress.
Advertising -- Fashion.
Children's clothing -- Pictorial works.
Children's shoes -- Pictorial works.
Clothing and dress -- Pictorial works.
Clothing trade.
Commerce -- Pictorial works.
Corsets -- Pictorial works.
Dress accessories -- Pictorial works.
Dresses -- Pictorial works.
Dressmaking -- Patterns
Dry-goods.
Fashion -- Pictorial works.
Footwear.
Fur garments -- Pictorial works.
Hat trade.
Hats -- Pictorial works.
Manufacturing industries.
Men's clothing -- Pictorial works.
Military uniforms -- Pictorial works.
Notions (Merchandise).
Rubber industry and trade.
Shoe industry.
Shoes -- Pictorial works.
Storefronts -- Pictorial works.
Textiles.
Thread.
Umbrellas - Pictorial works.
Women's clothing -- Pictorial works.

Printer, Publisher, Artist Index

The following is a complete list of printers, publishers, and artists represented in the large-size items in this collection.
A. Brett & Co.
A.E. Baker’s Lithog’hy.
Ackermann, Emil F., 1840-
Augte. Godchaux & Cie.
B.W. Thayer & Co.
Baillie, James S., fl. 1838-1855.
Baker & Godwin.
Baker, Godwin & Co.
Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914.
Beard, Albin, 1808-1862.
Bonnard, J.
Bufford, John Henry, 1810-1870.
C.L. Crapper & Bro. Lith.
Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
Cameron, John, approximately 1828-
Capewell & Kimmel (Firm)
Chanson (Engraver)
Cosine, W. S.
Crawford, C. G.
Croker, H., Jr.
Currier, Charles, 1818-1887.
Deferneville, P.
Desgrange, Isabelle.
Dupuy (Printer)
Duross Bros.
Duval & Hunter.
E. Wells Sackett & Rankin.
Elite Styles Company.
Elsas Paper Co.
Endicott, George, 1802-1848.
Esnault, A.
Farwell, F. F.
Feder, Joel.
Ferd. Mayer & Sons.
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company.
Fournier (Firm)
Frazer & Denis.
G.W. & W.H. Dobbins.
Geddes Sons.
Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Gilquin Fils. Imp.
Godchaux, Alp.
Grant & Co.
Graphic Company.
Gray Lith. Co.
Gray, L. (Lithographer)
Harper & Brothers.
Harris, George S.
Hatch & Co.
Heffron & Phelps.
Heppenheimer & Maurer.
Holland, A. (Printer)
Imp. Falconer.
Imp. Leroy.
J. Ottman Lithographic Company.
J.C. Kneeland & Co.
J.H. Bufford's Lith.
J.J. Little & Co.
Julius Bien & Co.
Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufacturing Company.
King & Baird.
Lindner, Eddy & Clauss.
Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
Major, Knapp & Co.
Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann.
Mayes (Engraver)
Men's Outfitter.
Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878.
Moras, Ferdinand, 1821-1908.
Morse, W.J. (Willis J.)
New York Times Company.
Noel, Laure, 1827-1878.
O.H. Bailey & Co.
Oliver, John Wise, 1815-1908.
P.S. Duval & Co.
Parker, Gray.
Pictorial Advertising Co.
Pictorial Printing Co.
Rabouille, Charles.
Rau, J., approximately 1821-
Rease, W. H.
Rogowski & Co.
S.T. Taylor Co.
Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. & Prt. Co.
Sackett, Wilhelms & Betzig.
Schuller, Jno.
Seringe Freres (Firm)
Shober & Carqueville.
Stahl & Jaeger.
Standard Print.
Tappan & Bradford.
Times Print (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899.
Valois, Ed.
Van Ingen, William H., approximately 1831-
W.H.H. Rogers & Co.
Wagner & M'Guigan.
Ward & Biddulph.
Wex & Irish.


Collection Contents

 

Series I. Fashion Prints and Ephemera (small size) approximately 1577-1943 (bulk 1825-1900)

Physical Description: approximately 6,650 items in 48 binders and 4 flat-top boxes

Scope and Content

This series contains approximately 6,650 small-size printed items that pertain to fashion, clothing and dress, textiles, and sewing supplies from the late 16th century to the early 20th century, with the bulk of the items dating from 1825-1900. The material consists of trade cards, calendars, booklets, product labels, fashion plates, periodicals, clippings, and printed billheads and letterheads with manuscript text.
Items in this series are grouped broadly according to the kind of business, service, or trade sponsoring the advertisement. Types of businesses have been identified according to the principal type of product(s) manufactured or sold by the business. Note that advertisements for a company may feature specific products that overlap with specialty shops and manufacturing companies in other subseries. Due to the fact that the collection covers a wide date span, categorization of items is complicated by the evolution of American commerce in the 19th and early 20th centuries, from specialized shops and tradesmen to dry goods and department stores selling an array of ready-made products. Also, advertising practices often encourage overlaps among subseries. A trade card, for example, might advertise raw materials, a finished product, a tradesman, manufacturing company, retail establishment, or some combination. In many cases, a manufacturing company created a stock trade card that dealers or agents personalized with their own textual advertisements.
The majority of items in this series promote clothiers, tailors, dry-goods establishments and specialty manufacturers, or showcase current fashions in the 19th century, with two notable exceptions: a group of hand-colored woodcuts from Hans Weigel's 1577 Trachtenbuch (Box 2, Folder 7), and a group of Esnauts et Rapilly prints illustrating French headwear and hairstyles circa 1777 (Box 2, Folder 4).

Arrangement

This series is arranged in the following subseries:
  • Subseries A. Accessories (small size)
  • Subseries B. Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods (small size)
  • Subseries C. Fashion Plates and Periodicals (small size)
  • Subseries D. Footwear (small size)
  • Subseries E. Garments (small size)
  • Subseries F. Headwear (small size)
  • Subseries G. Sewing Supplies (small size)
  • Subseries H. Textiles (small size)
 

Subseries A. Accessories (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising accessory sellers and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include cuffs, collars, shirt bosoms, suspenders, handkerchiefs, neckwear, gloves and mittens, and handbags (Binder 1); jewelry and watches (Binder 2-3); and parasols and umbrellas (Binder 4).
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 1).
Binder  1

Cuffs, Collars, etc., A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 125 items
Binder  2

Jewelry and Watches, A-K by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  3

Jewelry and Watches, L-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 115 items
Binder  4

Parasols and Umbrellas, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 105 items
Box  1 , Folder  1

Accessories (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items

Scope and Content Note

Select items have been digitized and are listed below:
Ask for our stand by silk umbrella Hirsh & Bro. makers, approximately 1900. (Call number: priJLC_FASH_001607) Printers: Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufacturing Company
Atlantic collar : cloth face : water proof : Crescent Collar Co. Boston Mass., approximately 1870. (Call number: priJLC_FASH_001608) Artists: Ackermann, Emil F., 1840-
 

Subseries B. Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising clothiers, tailors, and dry-goods sellers and manufacturers, including clothiers for men, women, infants, and children.
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 2).
Binder  5

Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods, A-D by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  6

Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods, E-J by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  7

Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods, K-O by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 185 items
Binder  8

Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods, P-Sh by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 135 items
Binder  9

Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods, Si-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 155 items
Binder  10

Clothiers and Tailors, John Wanamaker (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 320 items
Box  1 , Folder  2

Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
 

Subseries C. Fashion Plates and Periodicals (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes periodicals, fashion plates, separated pages, and clippings from American and European fashion and women's magazines and related business entities.
Binder  11

Plates and Periodical Clippings: American and European, A-O by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 55 items
Binder  12

Plates and Periodical Clippings: American and European, P-Z by company, unidentified (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 45 items
Box  2 , Folder  1

Plates: American Woolen Mills (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
Box  2 , Folder  2

Plates: Beau Monde (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
Box  2 , Folder  3

Plates: L'Elegance Parisienne (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
Box  2 , Folder  4

Plates: Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items

Scope and Content Note

Plates presumably from Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français published by Esnauts et Rapilly, approximately 1778.
Binder  13

Plates: Godey's Lady's Book (women) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  14

Plates: Godey's Lady's Book (women and children) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 50 items
Box  2 , Folder  5

Plates: Nouveau Beau Monde (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
Box  2 , Folder  6

Plates: Peterson's (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 45 items
Box  2 , Folder  7

Plates: Trachtenbuch (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items

Scope and Content Note

Plates from Habitvs Praecipvorvm Popvlorvm, Tam Virorvm Qvam foeminarum Singulari arte depicti. : Trachtenbuch … by Hans Weigel, 1577.

Related Material

Items in the Huntington Library Rare Books Collection:

Box  3 , Folder  1

Periodicals: Gazette of Fashion and the Beau Monde (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 5 items

Scope and Content Note

full issues: v.5:no.1 (January 1856), v.5:no.2 (February 1856), v.5:no.3 (March 1856), v.5:no.4 (April 1856), v.5:no.5 (May 1856), v.5:no.6 (June 1856)
Box  3 , Folder  2

Periodicals: The Milliner's Guide (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items

Scope and Content Note

full issues: v.8:no.5 (September 1895), v.8:no.8 (December 1895)
Box  3 , Folder  3

Periodicals: New York Fashion Bazar (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items

Scope and Content Note

full issues: v.11:no.128 (May 1890), v.11:no.129 (June 1890)
covers only: v.4:no.40 (February 1883), v.[4]:no.43 (May 1883), v.6:no.70 (August 1885), v.6:no.71 (September 1885), v.6:no.72 (October 1885), v.7:no.75 (December 1885)
Box  2 , Folder  8

Plates: Miscellaneous (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
 

Subseries D. Footwear (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising footwear sellers and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include boots, shoes, and slippers for men, women, and children, as well as rubber footwear and related rubber companies.
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 3).
Binder  15

Footwear, A-B by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 100 items
Binder  16

Footwear, C-E by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 75 items
Binder  17

Footwear, F-K by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 70 items
Binder  18

Footwear, L-Q by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 180 items
Binder  19

Footwear, R-So by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  20

Footwear, Sp-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Box  1 , Folder  3

Footwear (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Select items have been digitized and are listed below:
The Buffalo Last Works : is a success. Starting over 5 years ago ... Our list embraces lasts of every description ... , 1878. (Call number: priJLC_FASH_001211) Artists: Mayes (Engraver)
 

Subseries E. Garments (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising specialty garment sellers and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include shirts, pants, and skirts (Binder 21); coats and furs (Binder 22); and undergarments such as corsets, dress stays, hosiery, underwear, boning products, bustles, and dress forms (Binders 23-25).
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 5).
Binder  21

Main Wear, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 135
Binder  22

Outerwear and Furs, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 80 items
Binder  23

Underwear: Corsets, A-R by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 155 items
Binder  24

Underwear: Corsets, S-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 90 items
Binder  25

Underwear: General, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 30 items
Box  1 , Folder  4

Garments (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Select items have been digitized and are listed below:
The spiral seam drawer, patterned JanY. 10. 1868. Made only by Hatch, Johnson & Co., 52 White St. N.Y., 1868. (Call number: priJLC_FASH_001613) Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
Smith's patent perforated buckskin under garments, approximately 1870. (Call number: priJLC_FASH_001614) Printers: Crawford, C. G.
Inconvenience of wearing coffee bag skirts, ©1848. (Call number: priJLC_FASH_002474) Publishers: Baillie, James S., fl. 1838-1855
 

Subseries F. Headwear (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising headwear sellers, milliners, and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include hats, caps, bonnets, and miscellaneous millinery. This subseries also contains fez labels in several different languages (Binder 27).
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 5).
Binder  26

Headwear (men), A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 140 items
Binder  27

Headwear (men), fez labels (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 65 items
Binder  28

Headwear (women), A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 80 items
Box  1 , Folder  5

Headwear (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
 

Subseries G. Sewing Supplies (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising sellers and manufacturers of sewing supplies and trimmings and notions. Commonly advertised products include buttons, braids, dress linings, ribbons, hooks, and patterns (Binder 28); and thread and yarn (Binders 30-37).
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 6).
Binder  29

Patterns and Trimmings, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 190 items
Binder  30

Thread, A-E by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 195 items
Binder  31

Thread, F-M by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 140 items
Binder  32

Thread, N-V by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  33

Thread, W-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 120 items
Binder  34

Thread, Clark (1) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 225 items
Binder  35

Thread, Clark (2) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 125 items
Binder  36

Thread, Coats (1) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 300 items
Binder  37

Thread, Coats (2) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 70 items
Box  1 , Folder  6

Sewing Supplies (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
 

Subseries H. Textiles (small size)

Scope and Content Note

Includes printed materials advertising domestic and foreign textile manufacturers and related entities including dyes and dyers (Binder 38); and woolen and textile mills, and related products such as dress goods and fabrics (Binders 39-48). The subseries also includes product label record and sample books (Box 4).
Items between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are housed in a folder and a box listed at the end of this subseries (Box 1, Folder 7 and Box 4).
Binder  38

Dyes and Dyers, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 75
Binder  39

Textile Manufacturers (American), A-D by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 100 items
Binder  40

Textile Manufacturers (American), E-L by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 80 items
Binder  41

Textile Manufacturers (American), M-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 85 items
Binder  42

Textile Manufacturers (American), A-L by title (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 85 items
Binder  43

Textile Manufacturers (American), M-Z by title (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 65 items
Binder  44

Textile Manufacturers (British and Dutch export) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 165 items
Binder  45

Textile Manufacturers (foreign and unknown), not embossed (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 75 items
Binder  46

Textile Manufacturers (unknown), gold embossed (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 275 items
Binder  47

Textile Manufacturers (unknown), silver embossed (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  48

Textile Manufacturers (unknown), applied image embossed (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Box  1 , Folder  7

Textile Manufacturers (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 10 items
Box  4 , Folder  1

Registered Trade Mark Tickets: Dickinson & Co. (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Record book containing textile product labels and related manuscript text on their African and English trademark registration by the exporting merchant firm of Dickinson & Co. of London, England from approximately 1924-1943.
Box  4 , Folder  2

Product label sample book: K. & Co. (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Untitled sample book containing product labels copyrighted by K. & Co.
 

Series II. Fashion Prints and Ephemera (large size) approximately 1832-1920

Physical Description: 223 items

Scope and Content

This series contains more than 220 large-size printed items that pertain to fashion, clothing and dress, textiles, and sewing supplies from the 1830s through 1920, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1850-1890. The material consists of advertising prints, calendars, newspapers, periodicals and clippings, fashion plates, caricatures in prints and periodical illustrations, and other visual materials, and is grouped according to the primary business, trade, or service associated with the principal entity represented by the item. The series contains color-printed, hand-colored, and uncolored images that range in size from approximately 11 x 14 inches to 34 x 48 inches.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in the following subseries:
  • Subseries A. Accessories (large size)
  • Subseries B. Clothiers, Tailors and Dry Goods (large size)
  • Subseries C. Fashion Plates and Periodicals (large size)
  • Subseries D. Footwear (large size)
  • Subseries E. Garments (large size)
  • Subseries F. Headwear (large size)
  • Subseries G. Sewing Supplies (large size)
  • Subseries H. Textiles (large size)
Items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
 

Subseries A. Accessories (large size)

Physical Description: 27 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising accessory sellers and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include cuffs and collars, suspenders, jewelry and watches, and parasols and umbrellas.
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Ideal skirt holder : manufactured by C.A. Dunbar & Co. Detroit, Mich. approximately 1896

Printers: Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
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Farmer's brace : Nashawannuck M'f'g. Co. ©1874

Printers: Graphic Company
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The self adjusting Nashawannuck M'f'g. Co. approximately 1876

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Nashawannuck Mfc. Co. braces. approximately 1875

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Gents' patent enameled collar : nine reasons why the gents' patent enameled collar is superior to all others... : Wm. E. Lockwood manufacturer 236 Chestnut St. Phila. approximately 1855

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Highland collar. 1871-1886

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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Centennial metallic end suspenders : brother Jonathan receiving the nations to his centennial palaces. approximately 1876

Printers: Grant & Co.
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American suspender company. approximately 1873

Printers: Graphic Company
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Hercules 140 paragon. approximately 1880-1920

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T. Leslie. Watchmaker. Dealer in watches, clockes, jewelry, spectacles, and silverware. 1873-1874

Printers: Rogowski & Co.
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P. O. Vickery & Co.'s illustrated circular, showing different styles of jewelry and watches. ©1876

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Fahys junior screw & patent dust proof silver watchcases : will keep your watch free from dust & moisture. ©1883

Printers: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
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[Women looking at bust statue, Columbia behind them]. 1873-1884

Printers: Graphic Company
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American Suspender Company. Great western brace. 1873-1884

Printers: Graphic Company
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Lion brace : manufactured by the American Suspender Company. ©1874

Printers: Graphic Company
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Nashawannuck M'f'g Co. suspenders. ©187-

Printers: Graphic Company
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Nashawannuck Manf'g Co. suspenders. 1873-1884

Printers: Graphic Company
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Centennial brace : manufactured by the Nashawannuck Man'f'g Company. approximately 1876

Printers: Graphic Company
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Nashawannuck Mfg Co. suspenders : the girl of '76. ©1875

Printers: Graphic Company
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Highland brace : manufactured by the Nashawannuck M'f'g Co. 1873-1884

Printers: Graphic Company
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Nashawannuck Mfg Co. suspenders : the spirit of 1776 1876. approximately 1876

Printers: Graphic Company
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Nashawannuck Manufacturing Co. union brace. 1873-1884

Printers: Graphic Company
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The adjustable. Narragansett Suspender & Web Company. ©1874

Printers: Graphic Company
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The improved ed-yan patented Feb. 17. 1874. Narragansett Suspender & Web Co. Trade mark. approximately 1874

Printers: Graphic Company
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Metallic end suspenders : duplex metallic ends. ©1874

Printers: Graphic Company
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Our suspenders are made with improved ends, and celebrated for their beauty of finish & durability of material. 1873-1884

Printers: Graphic Company
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Farmer's brace : Nashawannuck M'f'g. Co. ©1874

Printers: Graphic Company
 

Subseries B. Clothiers, Tailors, and Dry Goods (large size)

Physical Description: 22 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising clothiers, tailors, and dry-goods sellers and manufacturers, including clothiers for men, women, infants, and children.

Related Material

Items in the Huntington Library Historical Prints collection:

  • priHHC_FASH_0000014 New Goods! it is decided that E. L. Maxwell & Co. at the cheap store, Fredonia, Ky., is still "one ahead." 1859 Printers: Duross Bros.
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Baxter's Panoramic Business Directory of Philadelphia for 1859. 1859

Printers: King & Baird
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The New Dry Goods Establishment of Strawbridge & Clothier. Corner of Eighth and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA. 19 September 1878

Printers: Graphic Company
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Chas. A. Smith & Co. merchant tailors. 1849-1854

Printers: Tappan & Bradford
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S. H. & M. skirt binding counter : John Wanamaker Philadelphia. approximately 1900

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Good news for the people new goods, new prices, and lower than ever before sold in Jacksonville. after 1873

Printers: Baker & Godwin
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Unprecedented triumph. We protect the people consequently they support us! Annual spring and summer opening of clothing and furnish'g goods. approximately 187-?

Printers: Pictorial Advertising Co.
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Goods cheap! 1848

Printers: Beard, Albin, 1808-1862
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Wanamaker & Brown oak hall : the largest clothing house in America. 1872

Printers: Harris, George S.
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Mrs. L. E. Gilletts, Sanford Building, Main Street, New Hartford, Conn. : millinery, notions, stamping, dressmaking, etc., etc. : full assortment of Mme. Demorest's reliable patterns. approximately 1880

Printers: J.J. Little & Co.
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Wanamaker's grand depot for men's and boys' clothing, hats, shoes and furnishing goods. after 1876

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
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Boots shoes & rubbers for everybody. after 1884

Artists: Pictorial Printing Co. Printers: Wex & Irish
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Fitchburg Pictorial Advertiser ... published by J.A. Russell & Co., and distributed gratuitously. ©1873

Printers: Pictorial Printing Co.
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The P. O. P. C. H. Clothing Herald. 1882

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Fort Sumter I. & A.N. Stauffer respectfully announce that they have just received from Philadelphia, their new spring & summer goods... approximately 1861

Printers: Duross Bros.
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Now for the new and cheap goods on the ready-pay system. 1852

Printers: Baker, Godwin & Co.
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Cheap cash store war declared against high prices and long credits. W.T. Keyes. 1860

Printers: Oliver, John Wise, 1815-1908
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Good news for all new cash store at Olive Green fresh goods at prices suited to the war times. approximately 1861-1865

Artists: Frazer & Denis Printers: Times Print (Cincinnati, Ohio)
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The price tells, and everybody tells the price... James Focht, is the place to buy. approximately 1870

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Elfelt's union dry goods store the greatest bargains in St. Paul! Third St., near the church. approximately 1861-1865

Printers: Duross Bros.
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Woodruff & Morse, custom clothiers and dealers in gent's furnishing goods, cloths, cassimeres, &c. Main Street Unadilla, N.Y. 1879-1881

Printers: W.H.H. Rogers & Co.
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J. D. Wilson, dealer in dry goods groceries... approximately 1896

Printers: Elsas Paper Co.
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Under Orient Hall, No. 64 Purchase St., 3d door below the Parker House, New Bedford, Mass. Charles Fisher, Proprietor. A.N. Tiderc, Agent... 1875

Printers: Standard Print
 

Subseries C. Fashion Plates and Periodicals (large size)

Physical Description: 127 items

Scope and Content

This subseries contains over 120 printed illustrations of American and French fashion trends dating from the 1830s to the early 1900s. These images, commonly known as “fashion plates,” typically depict men, women, or children modeling current clothing styles. Larger plates (larger than 14 x 10 inches in this collection), primarily intended for display, advertised the products and services of fashion designers, tailors, and pattern makers. For smaller plates (14 x 10 inches or less in this collection) see Series I, Subseries C.
The collection features 42 plates by Genio C. Scott dating from 1841 to 1876, 28 plates of E. Butterick & Co. dating from 1867 to 1886, and 23 plates from the French fashion magazine La Mode Illustrée dating from 1872 to 1886. The oldest fashion plate is an 1832 print from New York City tailor A. F. Saguezs. The plates contain predominantly uncolored or hand-colored images.
This material provides a resource for studying changing fashion trends in the United States and France in the 19th century. Among the changes reflected, men’s fashions saw transitions from pantaloons to trousers and cravats to neck ties. Frock coats for day and tail coats for evening were very popular for much of the period. For women, a wide variety of styles, trends, and clothing items are represented, including gigot sleeves, wide full skirts, bustled and draped dresses, fitted bodices, riding habits, outerwear, and various hats, bonnets, and headdresses.
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Latest foreign fashions 1861. : George L. Ide manufacturer & jobber of ladies outside garments cloaks mantillas &c. ... 1861

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: J.H. Bufford's Lith.
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New York and Paris fashions, fall and winter, 1845 & 6 by G. C. Scott 146 Broadway New York. ©1845

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Scott's European fashions, fall & winter, 1846-7, No. 146 Broadway. ©1846

Printers: Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878
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Scott's European fashions, for the summer 1848. No. 146 Broadway, New York. ©1848

Printers: Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878
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American fashions spring & summer 1850, by Genio C. Scott. No 146 Broadway New York. ©1850

Printers: Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878
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American fashions spring & summer 1852 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1852

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American fashions autumn and winter 1852 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1852

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American fashions spring and summer 1853 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1853

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American fashions spring and summer 1859 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1859

Printers: Capewell & Kimmel (Firm)
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American fashions for fall & winter of 1861 & 62. by Wm. Glencross 212 Broadway, New York. approximately 1861

Printers: Valois, Ed. ; Rau, J., approximately 1821-
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Report of the present fashions by A. F. Saguezs, New-York. approximately 1832

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Fall and winter fashions for 1834 & 5 by A. F. Saguezs, No. 169 Broadway, N. York. ©1834

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Fall and winter fashions for 1835 & 6 by A. F. Saguezs, No. 169 Broadway New York. ©1835

Printers: A.E. Baker’s Lithog’hy
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Spring & summer fashions for 1841, published by Scott & Wilson No. 164 Broadway N. York. ©1841

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Spring & summer fashions for 1842, published by Scott & Wilson. 146 Broadway, N-York. ©1842

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Paris. London & New-York fashions, fall & winter of 1842 & 3 by James G. Wilson 146 Broadway New-York. ©1842

Printers: Endicott, George, 1802-1848
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Scott's, American fashions. for fall & winter 1845 & 6. ©1845

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American fashions, fall and winter, 1846-7 by Genio C. Scott, No. 146 Broadway, New-York. ©1846

Printers: Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878
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American fashions, fall and winter 1847&8, by Genio C. Scott No. 146 Broadway New-York. ©1847

Printers: Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878
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American fashions, fall and winter 1848&9, by Genio C. Scott No. 146 Broadway New-York. ©1848

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American fashions fall and winter 1849 by Genio C. Scott No. 146 Broadway New York. ©1849

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American fashions spring & summer 1850, by Genio C. Scott, No 146 Broadway New York. ©1850

Printers: Michelin, Francis, 1809 or 1810-1878
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American fashions fall and winter 1850 by Genio C. Scott No. 146 Broadway New York. ©1850

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American fashions fall and winter 1851_2 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1851

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American fashions autumn and winter 1852 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1852

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American fashions spring and summer 1853 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1853

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Shankland's American fashions for the spring & summer of 1853, 100, Chesnut Street Philadelphia. ©1853

Printers: P.S. Duval & Co.
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American fashions fall and winter 1853&4 by Genio C. Scott, No. 130 Broadway New York. ©1853

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American fashions fall and winter 1854&5 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1854

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Fashions, : for fall & winter 1854&5. Published by H. Clays, No 8. Barclay street, N.Y. ©1854

Artists: Cameron, John, approximately 1828- Printers: Currier, Charles, 1818-1887
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American fashions spring and summer 1855 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1855

Printers: Cosine, W. S.
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American fashions, fall & winter 1855-6 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156, Broadway_New-York. ©1855

Printers: Cosine, W. S.
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American fashions spring and summer 1856 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1856

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American fashions fall and winter 1856&7 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway, New York. ©1856

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American fashions spring and summer 1857 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1857

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American fashions spring and summer 1858 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1858

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American fashions fall and winter 1858-9 by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1858

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American fashions (spring and summer 1860) by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1860

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American fashions (fall and winter 1860-61) by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New-York. ©1860

Printers: Chanson (Engraver)
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American fashions (spring and summer 1861) by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway New York. ©1861

Printers: Chanson (Engraver)
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American fashions, spring & summer 1862, by Genio C. Scott, No 156 Broadway New-York. ©1862

Printers: Capewell & Kimmel (Firm)
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American fashions, fall & winter 1862-63, by Genio C. Scott, No 156 Broadway New-York. ©1862

Printers: Chanson (Engraver)
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American fashions, spring & summer 1863, by Genio C. Scott No 156 Broadway New-York. ©1863

Printers: Chanson (Engraver)
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American fashions, fall & winter 1863-64, by Genio C. Scott, No. 156 Broadway, New York. ©1863

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New York fashions for April 1870. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 589 Broadway. 1870

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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New York fashions for September 1870. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 589 Broadway. ©1870

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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New York fashions for October 1870. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 589 Broadway. ©1870

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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New York fashions for November 1870. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 589 Broadway. ©1870

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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New York fashions for January 1871. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 589 Broadway. ©1870

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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American fashions, December, 1883. Published by the Jno. J. Mitchell Co., 830 Broadway, N.Y. 1883

Printers: Sackett, Wilhelms & Betzig
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American fashions, July, 1885. Published by the Jno. J. Mitchell Co., 830 Broadway, N.Y. 1885

Printers: Major, Knapp & Co.
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[Proof of fashion plate for children and young adults] approximately 1875

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New York fashions, July 1876. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1876

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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New York fashions, April 1877. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1877

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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New York fashions, October 1877. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1877

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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New York fashions, May 1878. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1878

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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New York fashions, July 1878. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1878

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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New York fashions, July 1880. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1880

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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New York fashions, September 1880. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1880

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New York fashions, November 1880. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1880

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New York fashions, December 1880. Published by E. Butterick & Co. 555 Broadway, N.Y. 1880

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The tailors' review. March 1886. Published by the Butterick Publishing Co., Limited. London and New York. 1886

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American fashions, spring and summer 1887. Published by the Jno. J. Mitchell Co. 830 Broadway, N.Y. ©1887

Printers: Major, Knapp & Co.
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Fashions for the spring of 1874. Published by the "Domestic" Sewing Machine Co. ©1873

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
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Scott's mirror of fashion 615, Broadway New-York. approximately 1875

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Fashions for spring & summer 1876 by Genio C. Scott, No. 615 Broadway New York. 1876

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Fashions for fall & winter 1876-7, by Genio C. Scott, No. 615 Broadway New York. 1876

Artists: Gray, L. (Lithographer) Printers: C.L. Crapper & Bro. Lith.
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Issued February 1886 American fashions, spring and summer 1886. Published by the Jno. J. Mitchell Co. 830 Broadway, N.Y. ©1886

Printers: Major, Knapp & Co.
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American fashions, spring and summer 1865, by Genio, C. Scott, No. 171 Broadway New York. ©1865

Printers: Currier, Charles, 1818-1887
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American fashions fall & winter 1865_6, by Genio C. Scott, No. 171 Broadway New York. ©1865

Printers: Currier, Charles, 1818-1887
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American fashions fall & winter 1866, 67 by Genio C. Scott, No. 171 Broadway New York. ©1866

Printers: Chanson (Engraver)
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Butterick's quarterly report of New York fashions. for fall 1867. Sales-rooms, 589 Broadway, N.Y. 1867

Printers: Currier, Charles, 1818-1887
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E. Butterick & Co.s. report of New York fashions. for spring of 1868. Sales-rooms, 589 Broadway, N.Y. 1868

Artists: Schuller, Jno. Printers: Currier, Charles, 1818-1887
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E. Butterick & Cos. quarterly report of New York fashions for spring 1869. Sales-rooms 589 Broadway, N.Y. 1869

Artists: Schuller, Jno. Printers: Ferd. Mayer & Sons
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E. Butterick & Co's. report of New York fashions, for fall & winter of 1869 & 70. Sales-rooms, 589 Broadway, New-York. 1869

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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E. Butterick & Co's. report of New York fashions. spring & summer of 1870. Sales-rooms, 589 Broadway, New York. 1870

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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E. Butterick & Co's. quarterly report of New York fashions, for summer 1871. Principal office. 589 Broadway, New-York. ©1871

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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E. Butterick & Co's. report of New York fashions. spring & summer of 1872. Principal office. 555 Broadway. New York. ©1872

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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E. Butterick & Co's. quarterly report of New York fashions, for summer 1872. Principal office. 555 Broadway, New-York. ©1872

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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E. Butterick & Co's. report of New York fashions. Fall & winter 1872-73. Principal office. 555 Broadway, New York. ©1872

Printers: Hatch & Co.
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Quarterly report of ladies' fashions. Spring 1878. 1878

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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Quarterly report of ladies' fashions. Winter 1878 = '9. 1878

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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E. Butterick & Co's report of fashions, spring & summer 1880. 1880

Printers: Heppenheimer & Maurer
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Metropolitan fashions, spring & summer 1881. Published by E. Butterick & Co., London and New York. 1881

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Metropolitan fashions, fall & winter 1881-1882. Published by E. Butterick & Co., London and New York. 1881

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Metropolitan fashions, fall & winter 1882-1883. Published by the Butterick Publishing Co., Limited, London and New York. 1882

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Head dresses of the different nationalities at different epochs : Demorest's illustrated monthly magazine, February 1873. 1873

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No. 524 Le bon ton et le moniteur de la mode united. 1897

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No. 916. Le bon ton. 1902

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What we are coming to in the way of hats. 7 November 1874

Artists: Parker, Gray Printers: Graphic Company
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How to make an ornament useful. A suggestion to the ladies. 27 October 1875

Artists: Parker, Gray Printers: Graphic Company
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The New York Times : Evening gowns shown in Paris as nation went to war. 4 October 1914

Artists: Feder, Joel Publishers: New York Times Company
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The New York Times : Theatre wraps and frocks sent over by Paris. 4 October 1914

Artists: Feder, Joel Publishers: New York Times Company
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The New York Times Debutante clothes for the five o'clock hour. 4 October 1914

Artists: Feder, Joel Publishers: New York Times Company
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Harper's bazar. : A repository of fashion, pleasure, and instruction. 25 February 1871

Publishers: Harper & Brothers
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L'art de la mode : a journal of the latest styles : Number 96 8th year. October 1890

Publishers: Morse, W.J. (Willis J.)
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L'art de la mode : a journal of the latest styles : Number 100 9th year. February 1891

Publishers: Morse, W.J. (Willis J.)
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Le bon ton and le moniteur de la mode united : Fall 1899. November. ©1899

Publishers: S.T. Taylor Co.
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Elite styles : May, 1904. May 1904 ; ©1903

Publishers: Elite Styles Company
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Elite styles August, 1904. August 1904 ; ©1903

Publishers: Elite Styles Company
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New York fashion bazar colored fashion supplement. New York & Paris - spring fashions. approximately 1885

Printers: Sackett, Wilhelms & Betzig
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Le Tailleur Journal des quatre saisons. 1852

Printers: Dupuy (Printer) Publishers: Fournier (Firm).
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Journal des Demoiselles : 1er. Novembre. 1888. 1 November 1888

Artists: Deferneville, P. Printers: Imp. Falconer
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Journal des Demoiselles : 1er Novembre 1889. 1 November 1889

Artists: Deferneville, P.; Esnault, A. Printers: Imp. Falconer
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La mode illustrée bureau du journal. 56, rue Jacob. Paris toilettes de Mme. Fladry, rue Richer. 43. 1872

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Gilquin Fils. Imp.
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La mode illustrée bureaux du Journal 56.r. Jacob Paris toilettes des Magasins du Louvre. 1872

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Gilquin Fils. Imp.
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal. 56 rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Breant-Castel. 19 r. du 4 Septembre chapeaux de Mme. Deloffre. 4 r. de l'Echiquier. 1875

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal. 56 rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Breant-Castel. rue du 4 Septembre, 19. 1875

Artists: Noel, Laure, 1827-1878 Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal 56 rue Jacob Paris toilettes de Mme. Fladry, 43. rue Richer. coiffures de Mr. Boutin, g.r du 4 Septembre. 1875

Artists: Bonnard, J.; Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Gilquin Fils. Imp.
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal. 56. rue Jacob, Paris toilettes d'enfants des Grandes Magasins du Louvre. 1883

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de la Mon. Fladry, Mme. Coussinet, succr. rue Richer 43. 1883

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Imp. Leroy
priJLC_FASH_002356

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal. 56, rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de la Mon. Fladry, Mme. Coussinet. Succr. rue Richer. 43. 1883

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Gilquin Fils. Imp.
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal. 56, rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de Mme. Breant-Castel. 6. rue Gluck. 1883

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Augte. Godchaux & Cie
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de la Mon. Fladry, Mme. Coussinet, succr. rue Richer 43. 1883

Artists: Desgrange, Isabelle; Rabouille, Charles Printers: Imp. Leroy
priJLC_FASH_002359

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56. rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de Mme. Coussinet. rue Richer. 43. 1883

Artists: Desgrange, Isabelle; Rabouille, Charles Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56. rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de Mme. Coussinet, rue Richer, 43. 1886

Artists: Rabouille, Charles; Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Godchaux, Alp.
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56. rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Gradoz, rue de Provendce, 52. 1886

Artists: Bonnard, J. Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Coussinet, rue Richer, 43. 1886

Artists: Bonnard, J.; Desgrange, Isabelle Printers: Godchaux, Alp.
priJLC_FASH_002363

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob_Paris toilettes d'enfants des Grands Magasins du Louvre. 1886

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899; Rabouille, Charles Printers: Godchaux, Alp.
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de Mme Gradoz. rue de Provence, 52. 1886

Artists: Bonnard, J.; Desgrange, Isabelle
priJLC_FASH_002365

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris. Toilettes de Mme. Coussinet, rue Richer, 43. 1886

Artists: Bonnard, J.; Desgrange, Isabelle Printers: Imp. Leroy
priJLC_FASH_002366

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Coussinet, rue Richer, 43. 1886

Artists: Desgrange, Isabelle Printers: Imp. Leroy
priJLC_FASH_002367

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Coussinet, rue Richer, 43. 1886

Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob Paris toilettes d'enfants des Grands Magasins du Louvre. 1886

Artists: Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Godchaux, Alp.
priJLC_FASH_002369

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme Gradoz, rue de Provence, 52. 1886

Artists: Bonnard, J.; Desgrange, Isabelle Printers: Imp. Leroy
priJLC_FASH_002370

La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Mme. Delaunay, rue Godot de Mauroy, 49. approximately 1886

Artists: Bonnard, J.; Toudouze, Anaïs Colin, 1822-1899 Printers: Imp. Leroy
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La mode illustrée bureaux du journal, 56, rue Jacob, Paris toilettes de Madame Fladry, 43. rue Richer. approximately 1880

Artists: Desgrange, Isabelle Printers: Gilquin Fils. Imp.
 

Subseries D. Footwear (large size)

Physical Description: 15 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising footwear sellers and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include boots, shoes, and slippers for men, women, and children, as well as rubber footwear and related rubber companies.
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Shoe factory of V.K. & A.H. Jones. approximately 1884

Printers: Geo. H. Walker & Co.
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Dimon & Disbrow Utica, N. Y. : The very best. approximately 1880s

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January boot, shoe and rubber price list. issued by Hosmer & Winch Brothers, nos. 47 & 49 Federal St. Boston. 1870

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S. D. Sollers & Co. manufacturers of children's fine shoes Philadelphia. ©1874

Printers: Duval & Hunter
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Wales goodyear rubbers : best on Earth : and in water. 1895

Printers: Gray Lith. Co.
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Standard screw fastened the only boots & shoes real screwed : from A.F. Cox & Son, Portland, Me. forsale [sic] here. 1879-1885

Printers: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
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Eskimo foot muff : trademark manufactured only at the Eskimo Muff Work's rear of Phillips Academy. Exeter, N.H. approximately 1885

Printers: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
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Boots shoes & rubbers for everybody. Geo. G. Alexander, dealer in ladies', gent's and misses' fine boots, shoes, slippers & rubbers.. 1874-1878

Printers: W.H.H. Rogers & Co.
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From the old reliable boot and shoe store, Jos. Eichenlaub. Manufacturer and dealer in boots & shoes rubbers, &c. 1850-1900

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H. I. Holbrook & co. Utica, N.Y. : Misses and children's fine shoes. ©1885

Printers: Julius Bien & Co.
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Henry Arthur send for price list 84 & 86 Gold St. N.Y. Manufacturer of boot, shoe & gaiter uppers. 1876

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Established 1856 fashion plate 1878 Henry Arthur manufacturer of boot & shoe uppers. 1878.

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Established 1856 fashion plate 1879 Henry Arthur manufacturer of boot & shoe uppers. 1879

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"Snag-proof" trademark : Lambertville rubber co. Lambertville, N.J. approximately 1895

Printers: Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufacturing Company
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Edwin C. Burt's fine shoes. ©1874

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
 

Subseries E. Garments (large size)

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising specialty garment sellers and manufacturers. Commonly advertised products include shirts, coats and furs, and undergarments such as corsets and dress forms.
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Patent laced jersey over shirts durable & non shrinking manufactured by Swits Conde. ... 1883

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The "Bon-ton" corset. : manufactired only by the Worcester Corset Co. approximately 1881

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
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The duplex (or double) elliptic spring skirt is the most elastic, flexible, and durable skirt made. approximately 1867

Printers: Croker, H., Jr.
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The Odessa patent collapsing skirt can : be altered instantly to any shape and is warranted not to slip. 1861-1870

Printers: A. Brett & Co.
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The Pomeroy suit & overcoat for summer and winter wear. approximately 1885

Printers: Heffron & Phelps
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Ladies' fancy furs just opened at the oldest established fur house in New England. The largest and most select stock of rich fur goods ever offered in Boston. approximately 1862

Printers: Farwell, F. F.
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The celebrated cosmopolitan shirts. approximately 1880-1910

 

Subseries F. Headwear (large size)

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising headwear sellers, milliners, and manufacturers, including producers of straw goods. Commonly advertised products include hats, caps, bonnets, and miscellaneous millinery.
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National Straw Works - H.O. Bernard & Co. - Westboro', Mass. 1880-1883

Printers: E. Wells Sackett & Rankin
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Union Straw Works, Foxboro Mass. approximately 1853

Printers: B.W. Thayer & Co.
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Thos. White & Co. : Manufacturers and wholesale dealers in straw goods, silk bonnets, french flowers and millinery goods, no. 41 South Second Street, Philadelphia. 1854-1857

Artists: Van Ingen, William H., approximately 1831- Printers: King & Baird
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Hats, caps, and furs! 1840s

Printers: J.C. Kneeland & Co.
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Knox the hatter. 1888

Printers: Men's Outfitter
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Spring 1873 C. H. Garden & Co. 606 & 608 Market Street Philadelphia. 1873

Printers: Moras, Ferdinand, 1821-1908
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U. S. Centennial ... Modes de Paris spring 1776 ... Modes de Paris spring 1876. 1876

Printers: Seringe Freres (Firm)
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Mrs. E. C. Cowdrey, milliner first-class millinery goods in the latest and most fashionable styles. approximately 1880-1885

Printers: Ward & Biddulph
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Thos. M. Seeds plain and fashionable hat & cap manufacturer. approximately 1883-1886

Printers: G.W. & W.H. Dobbins
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The people's hat and cap store has the best assorted stock in Schuylkill County. after 1870

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Ferd. R. Eiden, manufacturer of Enterprise bonnet & hat frames 6 Clinton Place, New York. 3 doors west of Broadway. 1897

Printers: Sackett & Wilhelms Litho. & Prt. Co.
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Garden City hat : Packer, McDonald & Bliss : 149 & 151 Market St. Chicago. 1881-1887

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
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The largest millinery house in the world. Jas. G. Johnson & Co. importers and manufacturers of millinery goods, straw and fancy hats. ©1902

Printers: J. Ottman Lithographic Company
 

Subseries G. Sewing Supplies (large size)

Physical Description: 4 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising sellers and manufacturers of sewing supplies and trimmings and notions. Commonly advertised products include trims, thread and yarn.
priJLC_FASH_001669

Elm City original plaited ruffles. 1869-1872

Printers: Bufford, John Henry, 1810-1870
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Morgan, Bush & Co. 627 & 629 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Price list for this day only. Orders filled at lowest market rates. 1870

Printers: Geddes Sons
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The first lesson, : "Use Clark's O.N.T. spool cotton." 1885-1886

Printers: Lindner, Eddy & Clauss
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J. & P. Coats best six-cord spool cotton, for hand and machine. 1880s

 

Subseries H. Textiles (large size)

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed materials advertising textile manufacturers and related entities, including dyes and dyers, textile mills, and related products such as dress goods and other fabrics.
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Fulton Worsted Mills. Oswego Falls, N.Y. Rebuilt 1891. Charles Fletcher proprietor. 1891-1900

Printers: O.H. Bailey & Co.
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Joseph Ripka’s Mills. Manayunk 21st ward Philadelphia manufacturer of all descriptions of plain & fancy cottonades for men and boy's clothing warehouse 32 So. Front St. approximately 1856

Artists: Rease, W. H. Printers: Wagner & M'Guigan
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Washington Mills Gloucester N. J. near Philadelphia. approximately 1856

Printers: P.S. Duval & Co.
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Cheney Brothers' silks. 1864-1869

Printers: Holland, A. (Printer)
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Handy package dyes. 1883-1908

Printers: Stahl & Jaeger
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To color silk, wool, cotton, feathers, etc. use Diamond Dyes. approximately 1890-1900

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Harmony Mills prints. 1850-1910