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1942

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Samples (USA), ca. 1947

This is a Samples. It was designed by Dorothy Wright Liebes and manufactured by Goodall Worsted Company. It is dated ca. 1947 and we acquired it in 1972. Its medium is synthetic, cotton, hair (?) and its technique is plain weave (power loomed). It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft (a): 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 11 x 14.5 cm (4 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Liebes #UP55-8-8-13 (red) and UP55-8-8-14 (natural). Goodall- Sanford Power Loomed.

Cite this object as

Samples (USA), ca. 1947; Designed by Dorothy Wright Liebes (American, 1897–1972); synthetic, cotton, hair (?); Warp x Weft (a): 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.) Warp x Weft (b): 11 x 14.5 cm (4 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of Dorothy (Liebes) Morin; 1972-75-45-a,b

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