Fabrics of the Future Exhibit

ID: 2005-10444

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Group, candid

Date: 1930s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Box 408, Folder 23 and Box 457

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Summary

Fabrics of the Future Exhibit installed in a display window at the Woodward & Lothrop Department Store, G and 12th Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. A group of women and a man are looking at the display which includes a mannequin dressed with hat, jacket and skirt. Placards have been placed to identify objects in the exhibit. The exhibit featured such synthetic fabrics as nylon and rayon.

Author

Unknown

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Science Service negative 93-3.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7091, Science Service Records, Box 408, Folder 23 and Box 457

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1938-1939

Topic

  • Textiles
  • Women
  • Traveling exhibitions
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Public buildings
  • Exhibitions
  • Clothing and dress
  • Stores, Retail
  • Textile fabrics

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Group, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

2005-10444

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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