Friday, December 28, 2007

style changes

"Mr. Nick" Gianniny, with his wife Daisy Estelle, c. 1958, R.N. Gianniny was foreman of the Charlottesville Woolen Mills weaving department from 1919 to 1942.

During the 1870's, a rising standard of living brought style changes which pushed satinets, kerseys, jeans, and broadcloths into the background. In their place fine cassimeres, cashmeres, meltons, and other smooth-finished cloths surged forward In importance with flannels ranking second. Marchant and his associates endeavored to meet this trend while retaining a foothold in the manufacture of coarser materials.--Harry Poindexter

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