Album

1746-1823 (made)
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Album consisting of ninety-seven pages of paper with textile samples and fashion plates attached. The album has a green parchment binding and more than half of the pages are blank. The samples and fashion plates are usually companied by descriptive notes.


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Materials and Techniques
Paper, parchment, textiles
Brief Description
Album with textile samples and fashion plates, compiled by Barbara Johnson, England, 1746-1823.
Physical Description
Album consisting of ninety-seven pages of paper with textile samples and fashion plates attached. The album has a green parchment binding and more than half of the pages are blank. The samples and fashion plates are usually companied by descriptive notes.
Dimensions
  • Height: 15in
  • Width: 9.75in
  • Spine depth: 2 - 3.25in
  • Weight: 10.62kg
Production
Compiled by Barbara Johnson between 1746-1823.
Bibliographic Reference
Serena Dyer, 'Barbara Johnson's Album: Material Literacy and Consumer Practice, 1746-1823'. Journal of British Studies, Vol. 42, no. 3 (2019), pp. 263-82. Natalie Rothstein ed., Barbara Johnson's Album of Fashions and Fabrics (London: Thames and Hudson, 1987), facsimile with introduction.
Collection
Accession Number
T.219-1973

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record createdOctober 18, 2007
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