|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Willimantic Linen Co.|
|Title:||Willimantic Linen Co. trade cards|
|Extent:||1 folder (0.05 Cubic feet)|
|Collection materials are in English.|
The Willimantic Linen Company, located in Willimantic, Connecticut, first manufactured linen cloth, but started to produce cotton thread when its supply of flax was cut off in the 1850s. The company produced spooled thread in a variety of colors, when colored thread was commonly available only in bulk. By 1880, Willimantic Linen Company was the largest cotton mill in the world. The company advertised widely with its chromolithography trade cards, the subjects of which often drew upon current events.
This collection consists of three Victorian trade cards for Willimantic Six Cord spool cotton thread, issued to celebrate the Cotton Exposition of 1881in Atlanta, Georgia. Chromolithography by Hatch Lith Co., New York.
Gift of The Nashua Historical Society, 2013.
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