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Scarf: Samuel Slater, father of American manufacturers

Object Number: 
1945.148
Date: 
1890
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 26 in. ( 59.7 x 66 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in center: "Samuel Slater/ THE FATHER OF/ AMERICAN MANUFACTURES." printed: in corners: "DAVID HARLEY & CO.,/ MERCHANTS EXCHANGE/ PARK PLACE AND MAIN STREET/ PAWTUCKET./ R.I./ OLD SLATER SUNDAY SCHOOL./ PAWTUCKET. R. I./ FIRST SUNDAY SCHOOL/ IN A
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton kerchief with engraved portrait of Samuel Slater in the center; in the corners are four buildings related to manufacuring or Slater in Pawtucket, RI: Pawtucket Falls and Bridge, Old Slater Sunday School, Old Slater Mill, and David Harley & Co.; printed in black ink on a white ground; decorative border.
Gallery Label: 
Samuel Slater established the first factory for spinning yarn in the United States in 1790, and later perfected spinning machinery.
Bibliography: 

Herbert Ridgeway Collins, Threads of History: Americana Recorded on Cloth, 1775 to the Present (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979), 286.

Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group