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List of illustrations

  • Dr. Charles W. Mead
  • Clark Wissler in the Plains Indians storage room, American Museum of Natural History
  • M. D. C. Crawford with Ilonka Karasz
  • Herbert J. Spinden
  • Arthur Wesley Dow Summer School at Emerson House in Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • Design for printed cotton based on hieroglyphs from the Yucatan
  • Design suggestion from Northern Colombian clay cylinder print
  • Miss Sargent's art class drawing designs from Peruvian textiles, Peru Hall
  • Peruvian printing rollers, American Museum of Natural History
  • Loom, Amazon, pottery in the background, American Museum of Natural History
  • Pottery decorations based on Ojibwa beadwork
  • Matchbox featuring Hopi motifs and pepper shaker with Akimel O'odham (Pima) motifs
  • Conventionalized fish designs
  • Design featuring conventionalized Peruvian bird and fish motifs
  • Elements of Arapaho beaded designs from examples in the American Museum of Natural History
  • Native American fretwork
  • Aztec water motif
  • Anthropology collection objects presented at Clark Wissler's lecture Primitive Textile Arts
  • Tehuelche cow hide, decorated, detail
  • Scarf
  • Illustration of the proper adaptation of indigenous motifs
  • Design based on objects from the Amur River (top); design based on Mexican motif for sand and water (middle); and design based on Aztec shield motif (bottom)
  • Textile design based on Tohoro O’odham (Papago) and Akimel O’odham (Pima) pottery
  • Design for silk based on Peruvian motifs
  • Designs based on a Titicaca pot (top); Native American basketry (middle); design inspired by Guatemalan belts and girdles (bottom)
  • Design based on a “Peruvian cylinder” print
  • Model in Sioux dress with beaded yoke
  • Ilonka Karasz in Reindeer Tungus (Evenk, Siberian) hide, fur, and sinew coat
  • Model in West African Hausa embroidered cotton agbada or boubou robe
  • Model in Ainu bark fiber robe
  • Mariska Karasz in Korean silk garment
  • Inspired by Indian Exhibit
  • Dress Up Bureau advertisement
  • Dress Up Bureau advertisement
  • Ruth Reeves in Native American dress
  • Harriet Meserole in Koryak (Kamenskoye, Siberian) hide, fur, cloth, sinew, and yarn coat
  • Ilonka Karasz with a Nuxalk (Bella Coola) mask, wearing a modern garment with a textile of her own design
  • Interior view of the Amy Mali Hicks Studio at 158 West 11 Street
  • Greenwich Village Art in Bonwit Teller Costumes
  • Modern Maya Maid presentation at the John Wanamaker department store
  • Illustrations of garments for Edward L. Mayer and John Wanamaker
  • Illustrations of garments by Jessie Franklin Turner for Bonwit Teller & Co. and Edward L. Mayer
  • Tea gown and negligees
  • Women’s Wear posters, illustrations, and books, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • J. A. Migel, Inc. jacquard loom and non-Western handlooms, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • H. R. Mallinson & Co. silks and printing blocks, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Paracas mantle with mythical figures with feline and bird features, detail
  • Batik-inspired block-printed silk, on sheer Indestructible Voile, detail
  • Marshall Field & Company drapery fabrics, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Design based on Peruvian sources
  • Eskimo (Carabou, Inuit) and Koryak (Siberian) garments, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Cheyenne, Sioux, and Blackfoot Indian garments, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Taupe silk charmeuse tea gown with red, blue, and yellow embroidery inspired by motifs from Bukhara (left) and a tea gown of black velvet with gold decoration based on ancient Coptic designs (right)
  • Installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Blackfoot dress (on model) and modern counterpart by Harry Collins
  • Installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Suit in brown cloth based on a Bagobo Philippine abacá cloth jacket
  • Blue chiffon velvet evening wrap with squirrel fur trim and beaded ornament based on a Koryak fur coat
  • Installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Batik dress inspired by South Sea Island Art
  • Modern American batiks, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Sunset Fan-Ta-Si silk dress with blue duvetyn appliqué based on Nanai fish-skin coat
  • Off-white crepe with red embroidery inspired by a huipil from Guatemala
  • White crepe dress embroidered with Guatemalan motifs in yellow, navy, green, and red (left) and navy embroidered dress of blue and rose linen with Philippine motifs (right)
  • Poncho with animal figures and geometric designs, detail
  • Partial installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Embroideries, installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Silks, Installation view, Exhibition of Industrial Art
  • Cover for French Vogue
  • Illustration for Design Motifs Inspired by the Arts of the American Indians
  • Double-sided man’s tunic with tocapu
  • Drawing for Blackfoot Sun Dance for the American Indian series
  • Zuni print for the American Indian series
  • Pajamas, worn by Imogene Wilson
  • Navajo design from Mexixe series
  • Mexican Hummingbird design from Mexixe series
  • Kortez design from Mexixe series
  • Rattlesnake Symbol design from Mexixe series
  • Principles of Design
  • Native American fretwork
  • Bottle-neck basket
  • Peruvian Art: A Help for Students of Design
  • Elements of Arapaho beaded designs from examples in the American Museum of Natural History
  • Costumes of the Plains Indians
  • Decorative Value of American Indian Art
  • Creative Textile Art and the American Museum
  • Drawing for textile design, detail
  • Hand block-printed sample
  • Hand block-printed fragment
  • Mandarin Crepe sample with manufacturer's tag
  • Roller stamp
  • Stamps
  • Loop stick loom for weaving colored strips
  • Gourd rattle
  • Huipil
  • Reproductions of six slides, Aztec snake and flower motifs
  • Sketchbook featuring Indigenous American bird motif
  • Museum Documents and Modern Costume
  • Textile fragment
  • Woman’s two-hide dress
  • Decorated fish-skin coat
  • Woman's dancing coat
  • Evening dress
  • Maya design from the Americana Prints series
  • Inca design from the Americana Prints series
  • Woman's dress
  • Blackfoot Sun Dance print
  • Shoshoni bag
  • Shoshoni Tribe samples from the American Indian series with manufacturer’s tag
  • Drawing for Zuni Tribe
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~An American Style is the product of the dedication of and collaboration among many talented members of the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) community. I am deeply indebted to the BGC’s founder and director, Susan Weber, for her enthusiasm and commitment to this project from the outset. This exhibition would not have come to realization without the foresight of...
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A note on terminology is necessary. In the primary source material, namely departmental correspondence and articles written by Dow, Crawford, and the AMNH curators (for both popular and scholarly audiences), terms such as “primitive,” “native,” “aboriginal,” and “indigenous” were used interchangeably,...
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Beginning in 1915, the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Department of Anthropology took deliberate steps to expose American designers to the museum’s vast and growing ethnographic collections as part of its efforts to innovate a national...
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In April 1917 Germany resumed submarine warfare in the Atlantic, prompting the United States to abandon the provincialism that had defined the country’s foreign policy since the nineteenth century...
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The Exhibition of Industrial Art in Textiles and Costumes (1919) was the culmination of the museum’s efforts to inspire textile and fashion designers through its ethnographic collections...
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The Exhibition of Industrial Art demonstrated the dynamic potentiality of museum-industry collaborations, and its progenitors were anxious to capitalize on its success...
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Selected Biographies
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Checklist of the Exhibition
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Exhibitors at the Exhibition of Industrial Art in Textiles and Costumes, 1919
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Bibliography
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Index
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Photographic Credits
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An American Style: Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928
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