1910 SALESWOMAN'S TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX with 598 VINTAGE FABRIC SWATCHES National Dress Goods Company
TEXTILE SAMPLE BOX of The National Dress Goods Company, with 598 FABRIC SWATCHES tipped onto captioned cards or into single-fold folders. The swatches are of various sizes: 2.75x3.75 inches (on cards), 3x4.5 inches (on cards), 2x2.5 inches (in folders). They are arranged in a box which is divided into several sections. Circa 1910. The sample box likely belonged to a saleswoman, as women were primarily who the National Dress Goods Company hired to sell their goods.
All the fabric swatches and cards are in VERY GOOD condition, some of the swatches and some of the folders are creased, "sold out" is written beside some of the swatches, overall everything is present and bright, clean and clear. The box's lid is splitting for a few inches along one of its top edges and has a few creases, otherwise the box is solid and doing its job well.
A RARE COLLECTION of HUNDREDS of ACTUAL FABRICS for use in designing all sorts of early 20th century fashions - women's dresses, children's wear, robes, pajamas, towels, etc. From NEW YORK'S HEYDAY as the TEXTILE CAPITAL OF AMERICA
******THE NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY, NEW YORK, needs competent responsible women to represent them in each locality. Pleasant permanent work. Free outfit. Good pay. Write today for full particulars. NATIONAL DRESS GOODS COMPANY Department 18 No 260 West Broadway New York.****** (From an AD in a 1910 issue of MUNSEY'S MAGAZINE.)
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