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Source:   Textiles -- manufacture

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[Calico printing by the block.]

Image ID: 825896

[Calico printing by the block.] (1852)

Image Details

Image Title

:  [Calico printing by the block.]

Published Date

: 1852

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 20 x 13 cm. (7 3/4 x 5 in.)


: Foxing on image. Printed on border: "Calico printing. The art of producing figured patterns upon cotton by colored substances." "Four different modes are in use for printing figures upon calico : the oldest is by wooden blocks, on the face of which the design is cut, which are worked by hand. The wood-blocks measure about twelve inches by seven." "One block can only print one color..." Includes additional text.

Original Source

: From Hand-book of the useful arts. (New York : George P. Putnam, 1852) Antisell, Thomas (1817- 1893), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Textiles -- manufacture

Source Description

: 2 folders (64 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 825896

Record ID

: 705520

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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