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Printer's Sample Book (USA), 1882–83

This is a Printer's sample book. It was manufactured by Old Pacific Print Works. It is dated 1882–83 and we acquired it in 1945. Its medium is leather, paper, cotton and wool and its technique is printed plain weave and 2/2 twill. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Frederick J. Whitehead. It is credited Gift of Frederick J. Whitehead from the collection compiled by his father Cornelius Whitehead at the Pacific Print Works of Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 17.4 x 11 x 3.9 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Front Cover: "No. 18"

Cite this object as

Printer's Sample Book (USA), 1882–83; Manufactured by Old Pacific Print Works ; leather, paper, cotton and wool; Overall: 17.4 x 11 x 3.9 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.); Gift of Frederick J. Whitehead from the collection compiled by his father Cornelius Whitehead at the Pacific Print Works of Lawrence, Massachusetts; 1945-55-21

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