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Creators:
Fanning, Robbie
Dates:
1903-2002
bulk 1993-2002
Size:
5 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1139
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents materials gathered by Robbie Fanning, publisher of sewing related books and newsletters and includes the history of major sewing machine brands, machine accessories, machine embroidery, machine needles, thread, binding, interfacing, and other sewing notions.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1854-1951
Size:
2.6 Cubic feet (consisting of 5.5 boxes, 1 folder, 4 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Sewing
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Sewing Machines forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Creators:
Adler, Solomon, 1901-1989
Dates:
1916-1980
bulk 1950-1966
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1157
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The papers document independent inventor Solomon Adler's work with sewing machine technology through correspondence, photographs, notes, drawings, sketches, patents, litigation records, and printed materials. The collection provides insight into both an independent inventor's process of invention and Japanese work culture during the post-World War II period.

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Dates:
undated
Size:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 99-056
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of advertising leaflets from the Singer Sewing Machine Company showing Washington, D.C., buildings and monuments. Historical descriptions of each image are printed on the back of the advertisements.

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Creators:
Singer Manufacturing Company
Singer Company (The), (Fairfield, New Jersey)
Dates:
1927-1983
bulk 1960-1977
Size:
11 Cubic feet (3 oversize folders, 20 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of the collection consists of renderings of sewing machines and related products by industrial designers such as Henry Dreyfuss, Robert P. Gersin, Eliot Noyes, and Malcolm S. Park; by designers of Singer's in-house design department; and by consultants to the firm. Materials include decals, photographs, negatives, patents, and renderings and sketches. This collection documents the influence of industrial design on Singer sewing machines as well as other household products such as vacuum cleaners.

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Creators:
Gray, Amelia Cobb.
Dates:
circa 1920 - circa 1930
Size:
1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-027
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This collection, which dates from circa 1920-1930, consists of booklets, pamphlets and fold-out sheets relating to sewing, dressmaking and fabric. Also present are four 78-rpm record albums.

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Creators:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
Dates:
circa 1880
Size:
3 Items (watercolor paintings (2.5 linear inches )
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2011-19
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Three small watercolor paintings by William Henry Holmes depicting women sewing and a man mending sails. Item 2011-19.1 depicts two women sewing on the banks of the Tiber River. item 2011-19.2 ("Bead stringer, Venice") shows a woman sitting in a chair beading. Item 2011-19.3 ("Venice - mending sails") shows a man mending sails. All three paintings ...

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Creators:
Adedze, Agbenyega
Dates:
1989
Size:
375 slides (photographs) (includes notes. (1 volume), color)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1990-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs taken by Agbenyega Adedze in 1989 documenting textile marketing and production among the Ewe people in Togo and southeastern Ghana, as well as an Ewe festival in Togo. The trip was funded by the National Museum of African Art.

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Creators:
Brown, Stephen C.
Dates:
1854-1866 and undated
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 94-005
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of Smithsonian Institution Registrar, Stephen C. Brown's Civil War diary and a typescript of the diary; his account book, 1854-1866; sewing kit; a photocopy of a photograph of Brown; and a narrative family history prepared by his son, Harry J. Brown.

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Creators:
National Museum of American History. Division of Textiles
Dates:
circa 1947-1982
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 472
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

For the most part, this record unit documents curatorial and staff activities of the Division of Textiles after the creation of the Museum of History and Technology in 1957; however, some records also date from the time the Division was a Section of the Division of Crafts and Industries in the United States National Museum. These records cons...

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