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United Victory Colors. 1942 Fall Season. Woolen Color Card of America issued by The Textile Color Card Association of the United States. 

Last week the PhilaU history of costume class visited TDC to learn about fashions of the 1940s.  We pulled out this color card that shows a reduced number of colors for the 1942 fall palette due to fabric rationing during WWII. 

Posted 4 months ago

Our silk color card from Langenieux and Sopp from Winter 1916/1917 was featured on the Anthropologie tumblr today!  See the original post here.

Our silk color card from Langenieux and Sopp from Winter 1916/1917 was featured on the Anthropologie tumblr today!  See the original post here.

Colors for Women’s Gloves. 1960 Spring and Summer. The Color Association of the United States, Inc.

Posted 1 year ago

Colors for Women’s Gloves. 1960 Fall and Winter. The Color Association of the United States, Inc.

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Millinery Color Card. Spring and Summer 1963. The Color Association of the United States, Inc.

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Millinery Color Card. Fall and Winter 1963. The Color Association of the United States, Inc.

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Men’s Wear Color Card for Fall-Winter 1963. The Color Association of the U. S.

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Fédération de la Soierie.  Carte de Nuances.  Carte Drapeau Printemps-Été 1970.

Federation of Silk. Color Card for Spring-Summer 1970. Lyon, France.

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Bilbille & Co. - Wool color card - Paris, France. 1956

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1939 Spring Season Color Card of America - Issued by The Textile Color Card Association of the U.S., Inc.

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Summer Colors - 1933 - Presented by The Textile Color Card Association of the U.S., Inc.

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The Textile Color Card Association - Winter Colors for 1929-1930

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1924 Spring Season Color Card of America - Issued by The Textile Color Card Association of the U.S., Inc.

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1923 Spring Season Color Card of America - Issued by The Textile Color Card Association of the U.S., Inc.

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Colors for Women’s Gloves. Spring Season 1953. 

Published by The Textile Color Card Association of the United States.

Posted 2 years ago