Book, Sample

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1927

GUSN

GUSN-11148

Description

Paper flier with upholstery and slip cover fabrics Fabric Samples: 2 1/2 x 2 1/2-Brown weave upholstery fabric with diamond stitch pattern. 2 1/2 x 2 1/2-Blue and brown woven upholsterty fabric with diamond stitch pattern. 1 3/4 x 7-Brown, maroon and navy stripped denim fabric. 1 x 15 1/2 -Double weave brown, orange, and aqua striped fabric. 1 x 15 1/2-Double weave yellow, green and black striped fabric. 1 x 15 1/2-Double weave yellow, red, orange and blue denim striped fabric. 1 x 15 1/2-Double weave green, orange, white, and brown striped fabric.

Details

Descriptive Terms

sample books
denim
cotton (textile)
checker pattern
paper (fiber product)
upholstery
weaving
lozenges
stripes
Unidentified Paper
Gingham
Upholstery
Denim
Woven
Striped
Diamond
Mill
BOOK, SAMPLE

Inscription

Printed on letterhead: p.1 ""LANCASTER MILLS/ 24 FEDERAL STREET/ BOTSON/ JUNE 13, 1927/ SHIRLY EUSTIS HOUSE ASSN..."" [Letter about stockholder report]; p.2 ""LANCASTER DECORATIVE FABRICS/'THE MOVIES AND THE AUTOMOBILE TOOK PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES; THE RADIO BROUGHT THEM BACK AND SHOWED THEM HOW SHABBY THE SURNITURE HAD BECOME. THIS IS THE THEORY OFFERED BY A PROMINENT DECORATOR TO ACCOUNT FOR THE SUDDEN INCREASE IN SALES OF UPHOLSTERY AND DRAPERY FABRICS. WHETHER WE ACCEPT HIS EXPLANATION, THE FACT REMAINS THAT SALES OF DECORATIVE FABRICS ARE GROWING STARTING IN THE LARGER CENTERS..."" Fabric Samples: Brown weave upholstery fabric with diamond stitch pattern -printed below, ""LANCASTER DOBBY DENIM/ STYLE 22 L-WOVEN IN 8 COLORINGS/ 36 INCHES WIDE/ RETAIL PRICE, 80 CENTS PER YARD"" Blue and brown woven upholstery fabric with diamond stitch pattern - printed below, ""LANCASTER DOBBY DENIM/ STYLE 30 L-WOVEN IN 8 COLORINGS/ 36 INCHES WIDE/ RETAIL PRICE, 65 CENTS PER YARD"" Brown, maroon and navy stripped denim fabric - ""LANCASTER BOBBY DENIM - STYLE B- STRIPS COME IN RED, BLUE, GREEN OR ORANGE, 36 INCHES WIDE/ RETAIL PRICE, 65 CENTS PER YARD."" P.3 ""LANCASTER SLIP COVER CLOTH/ HERE ARE FOUR DESIGNS OF LANCASTER SLIP COVER CLOTH"": -Double weave brown, orange, and aqua striped fabric; double weave yellow, green and black striped fabric; double weave yellow, red, orange and blue demin striped fabric; and double-weave green, orange, white, and brown striped fabric.

Associated Building

Used At Shirley-Eustis House (Roxbury, Mass.),

Maker

Lancaster Mills (Maker)
Scott, Albert L. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Documentary Artifact

Dimensions

11 x 8.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1992.90.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)