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Celebrating the Heritage of Philadelphia Textile Production
DECEMBER 2nd-31st, 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday, December 2nd, 6-8PM
For the best part of the century after the Civil War, Philadelphia represented prowess in production, the American apex of skill, versatility and diversity in manufacturing.
No city had a wider range of textile products, churned forth by factories in Kensington, Germantown, Frankford and Manayunk. At the turn of the century, roughly seven hundred separate companies operated in textiles alone, employing some sixty thousand people.
During the month of December, The Design Center at Philadelphia University’s Historic Textile Collection, curated by Sarah E Moore, will create a visual history of Philadelphia’s rich textile heritage within the Art in the Age gallery.
Join us for an opening reception and weaving demonstration by Betty Lertdarapong on First Friday, December 2nd.back to Exhibitions & Collaborations