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Standard Color Card of America, 9th Edition

Unknown1960

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Book with thick accordion-folded pages containing two-hundred and sixteen dyed silk color samples. Each sample is folded to show the dye color on both satin and crepe weave. Each color has a name and a cable number.

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  • Title: Standard Color Card of America, 9th Edition
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1960
  • Viewing Notes: Multiple Choice: From Sample to ProductWhen World War I deprived American textile producers of quality dyestuffs from Europe, representatives of textile and related industries decided to choose colors themselves. The group created a color card that could be used by related businesses to ensure color consistency across all trades.
  • Inscribed: "Created and Issued by the Textile Color Card Association of the United States, Inc."
  • Exhibitions: New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, "Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product," Nov. 9, 2007 through Sept. 11, 2008.
  • Dimensions: H x W x D (closed): 26.5 x 15.8 x 4.8 cm (10 7/16 x 6 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Sample book
  • Rights: Gift of The Color Association of the United States, Inc.
  • Medium: Medium: cardboard, silk Technique: warp-float weave with over-twisted weft threads

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