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Hosiery (series), circa 1836-1926

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
2 boxes
Type:
Advertisements
Advertising cards
Articles
Books
Correspondence
Customs records
Invoices
Posters
Receipts
Date:
1836
1926
circa 1836-1926
Summary:
Contains materials relating to the production and sale of hosiery in the United States and abroad. Includes posters, advertising cards, import/export documents, correspondence, invoices, receipts, advertisements, books and articles from manufacturers, dealers and importers of hosiery. Images of men and women are present, as well as images of stores and products. The bulk of the material dates from the late 19th century.
Cite as:
Hosiery series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Hosiery
Hosiery industry
Hosiery, Nylon
Hosiery, Silk
Socks
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

This Little Maid Buys Her Hosiery at Mabley & Company's Bazaar [trade card]

view This Little Maid Buys Her Hosiery at Mabley & Company's Bazaar [trade card] digital asset number 1
Advertiser:
Mabley & Co
Physical description:
Ink on paper
1 item
Culture:
Japanese
Type:
Trade cards
Date:
1880
1900
Summary:
Caucasian woman, brown hair, back to viewer facing right, wearing yellow kimono, purple sash, holding dark purple fan in right hand. This image also used by: H. Alexander (Boots), Bell's Buffalo Soap, George R. Lyon (Druggist), Holbrook & Taylor (Boots), and Adam & Westlake Manufacturing Co (Stoves).
Topic:
Advertising
Hosiery
Kimonos
Local number:
AC0060-0000145 (AC Scan No.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Dorothy Perkins Hosiery Mill

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Measurements:
overall: 16.1 cm x 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm; 6 11/32 in x 2 9/32 in x 2 9/32 in
overall: 6 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 16.51 cm x 5.3975 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
make-up, leg
cosmetic
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
Credit Line:
Gift of Sidney Glaser
ID Number:
1985.0481.001
Catalog number:
1985.0481.001
Accession number:
1985.0481
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Online Media:

Hosiery manufacture, by William Davis ... With 61 illustrations including many original photo-micrographs

view Hosiery manufacture, by William Davis ... With 61 illustrations including many original photo-micrographs digital asset number 1
Author:
Davis, William fl. 1795-1816
Physical description:
x, 136 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1920
[1920]
Topic:
Hosiery
Knit goods
Call number:
TT680.D3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Making fine texture hosiery, an old and important industry of Balbriggan. [Active no. 431 : stereo interpositive,] 1905

view Making fine texture hosiery, an old and important industry of Balbriggan. [Active no. 431 : stereo interpositive,] 1905 digital asset number 1
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Photographer:
Miller
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Ireland
Balbriggan (Ireland)
Date:
1905
1900-1910
Notes:
Similar to RSN 11821. Orig. no. 6828.
Currently stored in box 3.2.2 [186].
Topic:
Factories
Hosiery
Industries
Manufacturing
Textile fabrics
Local number:
RSN 19445
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Nolde and Horst Fine Hosiery

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Designer:
Gustav Boerg Jensen, Danish, 1898 – 1954
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Type:
graphic design
Photograph
Object Name:
Photograph
Made in:
USA
Period:
Art Deco
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Depicted in white on a black background, the design has the appearance of an illuminated object, perhaps intended for display in the client's offices or retail establishment, and for adaptation to printed matter. Within a circle formed by four thick, equal bands broken by four circles at the top, bottom and sides, the company logo, Nolde and Horst Fine Hosiery, comprised of two semi-circles, is imprinted in capitals in a stencil-styled type. In the center, an abstract symbol formed by an unbroken, curved line, completes the design.
Credit Line:
Gift of Ellen Gustav Jensen
Accession Number:
1956-47-74-b
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Experimental stockings

view Experimental stockings digital asset: Experimental nylon and silk stockings
Maker:
Union Hosiery Co.
Physical Description:
nylon (overall material)
silk (welt, heel, toe material)
cotton (seam material)
Measurements:
overall: 33 in; 83.82 cm
Object Name:
stockings, pair of
Object Type:
Stockings
Place Made:
United States
Date made:
ca 1937
1937
Description:
In 1928, the E. I. DuPont de Nemours Co. hired Wallace Carothers Ph. to conduct pure research in any area of chemistry he chose. His interest was in the construction of long chain polymers, similar to those found in nature. There was no product in mind when he and his team began their work, they simply wanted to learn as much about large molecules as possible. The work done by Carothers and his team lead to the discovery of polyesters and polyamides. DuPont went with the polyamides, and nylon was born. It was the first fiber produced entirely in the laboratory, and was introduced to the public in the form of women's stockings at the 1939 World's Fair. Nylon stockings went on sale May 15, 1940, and were a smashing success. Prior to the production of nylon stockings, American women wore stockings made of silk or rayon. By 1942, nylon stockings were taking twenty percent of the stocking market. With U.S. entry into World War Two, nylon was declared a defense material and withdrawn from the civilian market. Nylon's most famous use during the war was as a replacement for silk in parachutes. However, it was also used in ropes, netting, tire cord, and dozens of other items. So many uses were found for nylon that some referred to it as the "fiber that won the war." When the war ended, nylon stockings were brought back and quickly replaced silk and rayon in the stocking market.
This is the first pair of experimental nylon stockings made by Union Hosiery Company for Du Pont in 1937. The leg of the stocking is nylon, the upper welt, toe, and heel are silk, and cotton is found in the seam. The nylon section of the stocking would not take the silk dye, and dyed to black instead of brown.
Subject:
Clothing & Accessories
Industry & Manufacturing
Science & Mathematics
Textiles
National Treasures exhibit
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title:
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author:
National Museum of American History
Publication URL:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Gift of E. I DuPont deNemours & Co.
ID Number:
TE*T12049
Accession number:
227591
Catalog number:
T12049
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Textiles
National Treasures exhibit
Exhibition:
Treasures of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

34c Advertisement for Luxite Hosiery single

Scott Catalogue USA 3502e
view 34c Advertisement for Luxite Hosiery single digital asset number 1
Medium:
paper; ink(multicolored) / photogravure; adhesive
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 1, 2001
Description:
mint
Topic:
Art & Photography
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2001.2010.404.5
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Modern looms for fine texture hosiery, in a factory at Balbriggan. 505 interpositive 1905

view Modern looms for fine texture hosiery, in a factory at Balbriggan. 505 interpositive 1905 digital asset number 1
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Photographer:
Miller
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Ireland
Balbriggan (Ireland)
Date:
1905
1900-1910
Notes:
Similar to RSN 11917.
Currently stored in box 3.2.2 [186].
Topic:
Factories
Laborers
Machinery
Textile fabrics
Local number:
RSN 19509
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Will Water Harm It? [Print advertising.] 1906

view Will Water Harm It? [Print advertising.] 1906 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Artist:
Campbell, Blendon
Physical description:
1 item b&w 24 x 17 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1906
Summary:
Caption: "Will Water Harm It?" Woman holding stockings.
Topic:
Women
Laundry
Hosiery
Local number:
244505
Ivorydata4 362
0207910352 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

For a $345 bridal set..$500 silk stockings.."Ivory"--say.. [Print advertising.] Photoplay. 1931

view For a $345 bridal set..$500 silk stockings.."Ivory"--say.. [Print advertising.] Photoplay. 1931 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item b&w 31 x 16.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Boston (Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1931
Summary:
Caption: "For a $345 bridal set...$500 silk stockings..."Ivory"--say salespeople". Saleswoman showing lingerie to customer.
Published November 1931.
Topic:
Hosiery
Lingerie
Wedding
Local number:
244763
Ivorydata4 620
0207910614 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Look! Easy Way To Amazing Stocking Wear! [Print advertising.] This Week. 1939

view Look! Easy Way To Amazing Stocking Wear! [Print advertising.] This Week. 1939 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item b&w 20 x 26.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Date:
1939
Summary:
Caption: "Look! Easy Way To Amazing Stocking Wear!" Woman in print dress wearing hat. Photographs with quotes from Tennessee Nurse, Illinois Housekeeper, and Oh
Published July 30, 1939. Glue stains.
Topic:
Women
Hosiery
Women employees
Local number:
244890
Ivorydata4 747
0207910751 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Will she trade again at the store that sold her the.. [Print advertising.] Grocery trade papers. 1934

view Will she trade again at the store that sold her the.. [Print advertising.] Grocery trade papers. 1934 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item b&w 35.5 x 25.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Date:
1934
Summary:
Caption: "Will she trade again at the store that sold her the "bargain" soap?" Photo of woman lamenting condition of her stocking.
Published Nov. & Dec 1934. Glue stains at corners.
Topic:
Women
Hosiery
Laundry
Local number:
245554
Ivorydata4 1411
0307910216 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Dizzy and Dolly: The Ivory Twins. [Print advertising.] New York Daily News. 1939

view Dizzy and Dolly: The Ivory Twins. [Print advertising.] New York Daily News. 1939 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item col. 38.5 x 29 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Comics
Date:
1939
Summary:
Caption: "Dizzy and Dolly: The Ivory Twins". Comic strip type advertisement--they are applying for jobs a secretaries.
Published 26 Nov. 1939.
Topic:
Twins
Women
Hosiery
Women employees
Local number:
245594
Ivorydata4 1451
0307910256 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The Ivory Twins: Dizzy In The Arms Of The Law. [Print advertising.] New York Daily News. 1939

view The Ivory Twins: Dizzy In The Arms Of The Law. [Print advertising.] New York Daily News. 1939 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item col. 39 x 29 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Comics
Date:
1939
Summary:
Caption: "The Ivory Twins: Dizzy In The Arms Of The Law". Comic strip illustration--Dizzy gets caught borrowing money from piggy bank.
Published 26 Feb. 1939.
Topic:
Women
Police
Hosiery
Twins
Local number:
245596
Ivorydata4 1453
0307910258 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Sumner Hosiery Mill Records, 1946-1957

Creator:
Sumner Hosiery Mill
Donor:
Sumner, Harold Townsend
Physical description:
0.3 cu. ft.
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Advertisements
Scrapbooks
Date:
1946
1946-1957
20th century
Notes:
Hosiery manufacturer in Gastonia, North Carolina, started in 1938. History of company by Mr. Sumner and notes from an interview with Mr. Sumner by Craig Orr in Archives Center control files.
Summary:
Archival records from the Sumner Hosiery Mill, including two documents relating to the construction of the hosiery; a booklet of product samples entitled "Sumner See-Shells Fall and Winter Shades", 1952; a scrapbook containing articles, packaging, photographs of the product, and of models wearing it; and numerous advertisements for the hosiery and for stores selling it.
Cite as:
Sumner Hosiery Mill Records, 1946-1957, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Knitting companies (Mills)
Textile industry
Hosiery
Hosiery, Nylon
Advertising
Fashion
Local number:
2000.3034 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

The housekeeper must learn to discriminate between... [Print advertising,] McClure's Magazine, 1901

view The housekeeper must learn to discriminate between... [Print advertising,] McClure's Magazine, 1901 digital asset number 1
Advertiser:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 23.5 x 16 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1901
Summary:
Maid at sink with child.
Topic:
Women domestics
Comparative advertising
Children
Hosiery
Local number:
Ivorydata4 308
0207910298 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Silk Lace Stockings 15 Years Old! [Print advertising.] Women's publications. 1922

view Silk Lace Stockings 15 Years Old! [Print advertising.] Women's publications. 1922 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item b&w 28.5 x 20.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1922
Summary:
Caption: "Silk Lace Stockings 15 Years Old!" Woman's legs with stockings and high-heeled shoes.
Published April 1922. Ad glued to scrapbook page over another ad.
Topic:
Women
Laundry
Clothing and dress
Hosiery
Local number:
245455
Ivorydata4 1312
0307910117 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Reach For Beauty This Young Way. [Print advertising.] General circulation publications 1938

view Reach For Beauty This Young Way. [Print advertising.] General circulation publications 1938 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item col. 41 x 29 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Date:
1938
Summary:
Caption: "Reach For Beauty This Young Way". Photo at top of mother and baby by bird cage. At bottom, "Secret of 100-mile Stockings".
Published Apr. 1938.
Topic:
Hosiery
Women
Men
Children
Mothers
Local number:
245587
Ivorydata4 1444
0307910249 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

382 Hours in the air.on the ground.in 1 Pair Of Silk.. [Print advertising.] Women's publications. 1939

view 382 Hours in the air.on the ground.in 1 Pair Of Silk.. [Print advertising.] Women's publications. 1939 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item col. 38 x 25.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Comics
Date:
1939
Summary:
Caption: "382 Hours in the air..on the ground..in 1 Pair Of Silk Stockings!" Flight attendant, airplane in background. Comic at bottom.
Published Aug. 1939.
Topic:
Flight attendants
Children
Mothers
Hosiery
Airplanes
Local number:
245590
Ivorydata4 1447
0307910252 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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