Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ackerman's Repository fabric swatches from 1812

Ackerman's Repository January to June 1812 from

January 1812
From Archive

No. 1 is suitable for ladies morning dresses, childrens frocks and trowsers.
No. 2 is a printed cambric for morning or domestic wear
No. 3 is a white cotton velvet for painting.
No. 4 is a Merino cloth of Wellington brown, from robes, pelisses and mantles

February 1812
From Archive

No. 1& 2 is a furniture chintz
No. 3 is a a bright geranium lustre for evening wear
No. 4 is a black or puce colored muslin for evening. For domestic wear it should be made high and plain. For evening it should be low in the bosom with short full sleeves.

March 1812
From Archive
No. 1 is a figure cisalpine washing silk for evening
No. 2 is a printed checked cambric muslin
No. 3 is a muslin for morning wraps, spring pelisses and childrens wear
No. 4 is a printed Marseilles for waistcoats

April 1812
From Archive

No. 1&2 resembles tambour work and is for men's waistcoats
No. 3 is a cerulian blue imperial gauze for evening or dinner dress
No. 4 is a printed cambric for morning or domestic dress, usually plain high dresses or grecian wraps

May 1812
From Archive
No. 1 is similar to Indian tartanic muslin and is used for morning roves or summer wrap pelisses
No. 2 is a lemon-grounded printed cambric, suitable for high gown or morning wrap
No. 3 is a trimming for ladies hats and bonnets made from willow shavings.
No. 4 is suitable for mens waistcoats and ladies dresses with dark blue cloth.

June 1812
From Archive
No. 1 is a printed cambric
No. 2 is Chinese crape
No. 3 is a lilac spotted sarsanet for full or evening dress.For Grecian robes, sometimes the Spanish vest and tunic, or a round robe.
No. 4 is an embosed fancy paper

Ackerman's repository July to December 1812 on Google Books

Also on
July 1812
From Google Books (in B&W!)

No. 1 is a Pomona green figured sarsnet (silk) calculated for spencers, pelisses, and evening robes.
No. 2 is a transparent striped Merino crape (wool?) for evening wear. It is usually formed in short tunics, round frocks, or Turkish loose robes.
No. 3 & 4 appear to be cotton prints. intended for intermediate or domestic style of dress.Robes of these materials should invariably be formed high in the throat with long full sleeves frills, ruffs, or collars of lace or needlework and confined altthe bottom of the waist and wrist with ribbons to suit.

August 1812
From Archive (above)
From Google Books (below)
No. 1 is a blue velveteen for Pelisse and Spencers

No. 2 is a bright yellow figured silk for short pelisses spencers or eveningdresses.
No. (Missing) was a white chintz (cotton) was sold by the piece, which made 3 dresses. It was idea for morning wear and childrens cloths.
No. 4 (missing) was an imitation of moroco leather and was used to make ladies slippers.

September 1812
From Archive (Google is in B&W!)

No. 1 is a celestial blue imperial striped (silk) sarsnet adapted for pelisses, spencers, evening robes, and mantles.
No. 2 is a sea weed ground printed (cotton) cambric so evidently calculated for the humble order of morning and domestic wear.
No. 3 is a beautiful fancy silver paper for ladies work tables boxes card racks &c.
No. 4 is a striped Scotch jaconot muslin (cotton) designed for the morning dress and children's wear

November 1812

From Archive (above)

From Google Books (below)

No. 1&2 are for beds and other furniture
No. 3 is for Ladies winter dresses
No. 4 is Sarsanet silk for Ladies evening dresses

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