I haven't transcribed the booklet, because there's a lot of text, but I am presenting the pics full size so you can read the pages as I did. The information in these pictures will be of interest to people researching J. B. Simpson, or the made-to-order clothing market of the Nineteen Teens or early twenties. Given my interest in textiles, my favorite part was the terminology and definitions: I learned what "shoddy" originally meant, and that gabardine had some cotton blended in it. Numbers people may be intrigued by the discussion of prices.
The same copyright disclaimer applies here as did for the Corticelli Silk pamphlet: If I understand US copyright law correctly, the booklet will enter the public domain next year (2019). In the meantime, I'm posting these pictures and text under the Fair Use Doctrine, since this blog post is intended for education and historical research.
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