Sunday, October 4, 2015

19th Century swatches of animals/birds/bugs from various manufacturers

 Fox and Crane (Aesop's fable) 1883 John L Kennedy, Manchester


 1885 Steel River

 1846 roller print, Koechlin Bros Mill, Alsace

1882 Judie Rothermel did this one in 2003, Classic Images 1870-1890

 1885 Tanner & Co

 1883 Bayley & Craven, UK

 1883 Bayley & Craven, UK



1883 Bayley & Craven 

1883 (silk)

 1883 Edmund Potter & Co

 Japanese, late 19th Century

 circa 1880 from child's shirt below

 1883 W Crum & Co, Scotland


1883 JFC, silk 
late 19th Century

 1885 Schwabe & Son, Manchester

 Rijilteb Co
Most of these are from the Zane collection at the Philadelphia  College of Textiles.  I wish someone would reprint them!

1 comment:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Sally, you just HAVE to do a book! I really wish you would consider submitting a paper for AQSG. These are so fascinating and you have done such a great job finding them. Thanks for sharing!