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
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.