Important Notice

The American Textile History Museum has closed. As a courtesy, this online catalog will remain active through 2018. However, all collections have been transferred to other institutions:
The bulk of the ATHM Osborne Library: Cornell University Library. Contact Kheel_Center@Cornell.edu.
Insurance maps: Osher Map Library.
Trade catalogs, trade sheets, and trade cards: The Henry Ford.

The remaining collections have been dispersed to museums and charitable organizations across the country. Please refer to the ATHM website for further information.

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