Cotton-Hand Culture & Treatment & Cotton Ginning and Cleaning
16 x 20 in (41 x 51 cm)
This Collection is a part of "The Growth of Industrial Art" printed in 1890 by the U.S. Patent Office. These tools and modes of production changed people's way of life as well as how they interacted with a rapidly changing world.
"The earliest notice of cotton is by Herodotus, 450 B.C., who speaks of the trees of India bearing fleeces more delicate and beautiful than sheep, and of the indians using them for making cloth." -excerpt from Cotton--and Hand Culture and Treatment
"Until the invention of Whitney the separation of the fibre from the seed was entirely performed by hand. The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney, of Massachusetts, United States, in 1794". - excerpt from Cotton Ginning and Cleaning.
45 on one side, 46 on back side.
Please note: Some posters in this collection have missing pieces and tears on the margin