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Textile Industry Collection

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Diagram of a Jacquard loom, 1838-1845. Creator: Unknown

Diagram of a Jacquard loom, 1838-1845. Creator: Unknown
Diagram of a Jacquard loom, 1838-1845. French text: Explication de la mecanique a la Jacquard. Bascule ou levier aux fourchettes des quelles est enfilee une chaine fixee elle meme a la caisse de la

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Dye House at Konya-cho, Kanda, 1857. 1857. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Dye House at Konya-cho, Kanda, 1857. 1857. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Dye House at Konya-cho, Kanda, 1857

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Saltaire works, c1880

Saltaire works, c1880. Sir Titus Salt (1803-1876) discovered a method of blending alpaca wool with cotton and silk. He is best remembered as the builder of Saltaire Mill near Bradford, Yorkshire

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Cotton Printing at Merton Abbey Works, c1884. Creator: Unknown

Cotton Printing at Merton Abbey Works, c1884. Creator: Unknown
Cotton Printing at Merton Abbey Works, c1884. Workers hand-printing cotton fabric with woodblocks at Merton Abbey Mills in south London

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Hammersmith Carpet Weaving at Merton Abbey Works, . Creator: Unknown

Hammersmith Carpet Weaving at Merton Abbey Works, . Creator: Unknown
Hammersmith Carpet Weaving at Merton Abbey Works, late 19th century. Female weaver at a loom at Merton Abbey Mills in south London

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Wool sorters, c1880

Wool sorters, c1880. A print from Great Industries of Great Britain, Volume I, published by Cassell Petter and Galpin, (London, Paris, New York, c1880)

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Hatsune no Baba; Bakurocho, ca. 1857. ca. 1857. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Hatsune no Baba; Bakurocho, ca. 1857. ca. 1857. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Hatsune no Baba; Bakurocho, ca. 1857

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: New Lanark Mills, Scotland, c1815

New Lanark Mills, Scotland, c1815. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills and housing. Educational facilities were provided, as well as the worlds first day nursery

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
W.D. Haywood leads Lowell strike parade, 1912. Shows William Dudley (Big Bill) Haywood, an American labor movement leader, marching with strikers in Lowell, Massachusetts

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. - Lawrence strike meeting, (1912?). Shows group of men gathered outdoors, probably in New York City, to hear about the textile mill strike in Lawrence, MA

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
Lawrence strike meeting, New York, (1912?). Shows group of men gathered outdoors, probably in New York City, to hear about the textile strike in Lawrence, MA

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Labor Committee at Mill, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Labor Committee at Mill, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Labor Committee at Mill, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Strike committee at Gate of Mills - Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strike committee at Gate of Mills - Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strike committee at Gate of Mills - Passaic, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The ship Glad Tidings, with a cargo of American cotton, entering the port of Liverpool, 1865

The ship Glad Tidings, with a cargo of American cotton, entering the port of Liverpool, 1865. Creator: Smyth
The ship Glad Tidings, with a cargo of American cotton, entering the port of Liverpool, 1865. The reopening of the American cotton trade this summer has been hailed with grateful joy by many

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862

The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862. Loom for Axminster carpet, ...invented by Mr

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: box at Bristol for subscriptions to the distressed operatives fund, 1862

The Cotton Famine: box at Bristol for subscriptions to the distressed operatives fund, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: box at Bristol for subscriptions to the distressed operatives fund, 1862. Donations for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: operatives waiting for their breakfast in Mr. Chapman's courtyard... 1862

The Cotton Famine: operatives waiting for their breakfast in Mr. Chapman's courtyard... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: operatives waiting for their breakfast in Mr. Chapman's courtyard, Mottram, near Manchester, 1862. Unemployed mill workers. Engraving of a photograph by Mr. Gothard

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: working men's dining-hall, Gaythorn cooking-depot, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: working men's dining-hall, Gaythorn cooking-depot, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: working men's dining-hall, Gaythorn cooking-depot, Manchester, 1862. Meals for unemployed Lancashire mill workers

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: How to make calico from bread, 1919. Creator: Unknown artist

How to make calico from bread, 1919. Creator: Unknown artist
How to make calico from bread, 1919. Private Collection

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Price increase in men's clothing in Sovdepien (White Guard poster), c.1919. Creator: Unknown artist

Price increase in men's clothing in Sovdepien (White Guard poster), c.1919. Creator: Unknown artist
Price increase in men's clothing in Sovdepien (White Guard poster), c.1919. Private Collection

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc, at the office of a district provident society, Manchester, 1862. From "Illustrated London News", 1862

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: school for mill operatives at Mr. Stirling's mill...Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: school for mill operatives at Mr. Stirling's mill...Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: school for mill operatives at Mr. Stirling's mill, Lower Mosley-street, Manchester, 1862. Literacy classes for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: provision-shop...Manchester and Salford Provident Society, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: provision-shop...Manchester and Salford Provident Society, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: provision-shop where goods are obtained for tickets issued by the Manchester and Salford Provident Society, 1862. Unemployment in Lancashire

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: the Manchester and Salford Provident Society distributing clothing, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the Manchester and Salford Provident Society distributing clothing, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the Manchester and Salford Provident Society distributing clothing, 1862. Charitable donations for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: operatives reading the latest news from America in Camp-field free library

The Cotton Famine: operatives reading the latest news from America in Camp-field free library, 1862 Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: operatives reading the latest news from America in Camp-field free library, Manchester, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers reading newspaper accounts of the American

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen, Ball-street, Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers queue for food

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: group of mill operatives at Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: group of mill operatives at Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: group of mill operatives at Manchester, 1862. Lancashire Textile workers. The Carder's business is to see that machinery is kept in perfect working order...The Jack Tenter is a

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Cotton from India: a cotton convoy - night encampment under a banyan-tree, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Cotton from India: a cotton convoy - night encampment under a banyan-tree, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Cotton from India: a cotton convoy proceeding from Rewah towards the Ganges - night encampment under a banyan-tree, 1862....a small convoy of solid wooden-wheeled carts, pad bullocks

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: meeting of the central relief committee...Manchester townhall... 1862

The Cotton Famine: meeting of the central relief committee...Manchester townhall... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: meeting of the central relief committee in the mayor's parlour at the Manchester townhall - Earl Derby in the chair, 1862

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Cotton from India: a cotton fleet descending the Ganges - casting off from Mirzapore, 1862

Cotton from India: a cotton fleet descending the Ganges - casting off from Mirzapore, 1862. Creator: Smyth
Cotton from India: a cotton fleet descending the Ganges - casting off from Mirzapore early in the morning, 1862. Boats en route to...Calcutta, for the purpose of shipping the cotton to Europe

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: waiting-room at the district provident institution, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: waiting-room at the district provident institution, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: waiting-room at the district provident institution, Manchester, 1862. View of...the antechamber to the kitchen...Here the distribution [of soup to unemployed Lancashire textiles

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: making up parcels of clothing at the industrial institution, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: making up parcels of clothing at the industrial institution, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: making up parcels of clothing at the industrial institution, Manchester, 1862. Our Artist has made a sketch of that portion of the building where the bales are received in

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital...for the distressed operatives, 1862

The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital...for the distressed operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital, London, for the distressed operatives, 1862. [In Lancashire], the committees for the supply of bedding

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: distributing coal at the Castle-field old coal-wharf, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: distributing coal at the Castle-field old coal-wharf, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: distributing coal at the Castle-field old coal-wharf, Manchester, 1862. Charity for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: shop for mill-hands at Mr. Birley's mill, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: shop for mill-hands at Mr. Birley's mill, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: shop for mill-hands at Mr. Birley's mill, Manchester, 1862. Charity for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers. Mr

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: dwellings of Manchester operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: dwellings of Manchester operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: dwellings of Manchester operatives, 1862. Starvation and destitution among unemployed Lancashire textiles workers. No

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Cotton Famine: the sewing-class at the Manchester...Provident Society's rooms, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the sewing-class at the Manchester...Provident Society's rooms, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the sewing-class at the Manchester and Salford Provident Society's rooms, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures at Dublin, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures at Dublin, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures and Industry at Dublin, 1864. View of the Agricultural Hall, Earlsfort Terrace. The central portion was divided from its smaller adjuncts by wooden

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Festival at Hartford Mill, Oldham, given by Mr. Platt to 8000 of his workpeople, 1864

Festival at Hartford Mill, Oldham, given by Mr. Platt to 8000 of his workpeople, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Festival at Hartford Mill, Oldham, given by Mr. Platt to 8000 of his workpeople, 1864. In celebration of the attainment of his majority by Mr. Henry Platt, son of Mr

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Interior of a Power-Loom factory, 1844. We are persuaded that the annexed engraving will be interesting to our readers, in connection with the great question of " The Factory Bill

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Flower Vendor, 1640. Creator: Paulus Bor

The Flower Vendor, 1640. Creator: Paulus Bor
The Flower Vendor, 1640

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Spinners, c1900s. Creator: Lilly Segerdahl

The Spinners, c1900s. Creator: Lilly Segerdahl
The Spinners, c1900s

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: The Lace-Maker, 1885. Creator: Georg Pauli

The Lace-Maker, 1885. Creator: Georg Pauli
The Lace-Maker, 1885

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Merrimack River at Manchester, N.H. between 1900 and 1920. Creator: Unknown

Merrimack River at Manchester, N.H. between 1900 and 1920. Creator: Unknown
Merrimack River at Manchester, N.H. between 1900 and 1920

Background imageTextile Industry Collection: Emblematic Group of Figures, by Mr. John Thomas, over the Principal Entrance of the Leeds... 1858

Emblematic Group of Figures, by Mr. John Thomas, over the Principal Entrance of the Leeds... 1858. Creator: Unknown
Emblematic Group of Figures, by Mr. John Thomas, over the Principal Entrance of the Leeds Townhall, 1858. Bas-relief by...Mr. Thomas of London, the sculptor of the Houses of Parliament



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