Label for Cocheco, Cocheco Mills, Dover, New Hampshire, undated

Collection Type

  • Ephemera


ca. 1866



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Below the image the text reads "Lawrence & Co., Boston."The label features a pair of women dressed in Greco-Roman style seated in front of smokestacks and a large cog. One woman has painted a design and the other is holding a bolt of fabric with the same design patterned on it.


Descriptive Terms

business (commercial function)
textile materials
cotton (textile)
mills (buildings)
labels (identifying artifacts)

Physical Description

1 label

Collection Code


Collection Name

Ephemera collection

Reference Code



Cocheco (Strafford county, New Hampshire)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details


Cocheco Mills

Material Type

labels (identifying artifacts)

Other Organizations

Cocheco Manufacturing Company

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 128.

Description Level


Historical/Biographical Note

Historical/Biographical Note

Cocheco Mills was in Dover, New Hampshire and produced printed cotton cloth and cotton printed fabrics. It was later purchased by the Pacific Mills in Lawrence. The American Textile History Museum has records of the Cocheco Mills. According to American Textile History Museum librarian Clare Sheridan, this is a cloth label, c. 1866. The label would have been adhered to a bolt of cloth for sale at the retail level.