1898 - THE AMERICAN TAILOR & CUTTER JOURNAL, John Mitchell 1st/1st Vol 20 SEWING
THE AMERICAN TAILOR AND CUTTER: A MONTHLY TECHNICAL JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF TAILORS AND CUTTERS — Published by The Jno. J Mitchell Co., 1898 - 1899 — VOL 20 - Antique Victorian Fashion Design —BIRTH OF THE PUBLISHED PAPER PATTERN
Publisher: John J. Mitchell Co., New York (1899)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight, save for light rubbing and shelfwear. The pages and design illustrations are all present, crisp and clean, save for professionally repaired tear on pages 102-113 and a very small amount of light damp stain the the border of some of the pages. Black boards with three-quarters leather binding. Heavily illustrated throughout. Please see below for more information on the John J. Mitchell Company, "the most successful of the American publishing/cutting school businesses."
Description and Biography
The Jno. (John) J. Mitchell Company was the most successful of the American publishing/cutting school businesses. Mitchell published a technical journal from 1880 to 1916 - American Tailor and Cutter. This publication offered information on fit and assembly techniques and would be of later use in the study of historic costume In the journal he published his "Standard" pattern-drafting systems and created the paper pattern of design most of which remain for examination in libraries. Unfortunately, as is often the case with women's fashion publications, the fashion plates or posters were removed from publications now housed in libraries. The "Mitchell system" name remained associated with many pattern-drafting systems into the mid twentieth century, published by the American-Mitchell Fashion Publishers, Inc. (New York). Current issues are for view in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Library of Congress.