Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company / Miss America Collection

About this collection

Joseph Bancroft, an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington, Delaware in 1831. The firm was incorporated as the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889. The collection consists of general advertising, fashion photography, and product information for "Ban-Lon" and "Everglaze" -- synthetic fibers produced and marketed by Bancroft in the 20th century. In particular, the collection documents the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company's sponsorship of the Miss America Pageant and the promotion of fabrics by Miss America from the years 1953 to 1967. For a detailed description of Bancroft collections, click here to view finding aids.

    Image: 1961 Ban-Lon fashions. Click to view.

Search Collection

Pages

Straighteners and rollers at Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon dress of double knit fabric by Mr. Mort
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, on runway at Halle Brothers Co. (Cleveland, Ohio)
Everglaze/Ban-Lon fashion show., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, in ball gown by Marusia in polished cotton by Everfast and made crease-resistant by Everglaze
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, in Everfast's Everglaze plaid polished cotton separates by Junior House of Milwaukee
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, in swimsuit by Elizabeth Stewart in Everfast Everglaze cotton Concord cloth
California Fashions, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Machine and carpenter shop exteriors at Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon knit sweater with buttons from Edita Kertis, 2nd collection
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon textured yarn nightgown by Dutchess
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, in Bernard Bernstein (Berntex Fabrics) Everglaze cotton swimsuit by Lee Sportswear
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mens robe by J. M. Wise in Everfast Everglaze fabric
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
In-store display promoting Everglaze easy-care fashions in second-floor fabrics department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lynda Mead, Miss America 1960, in Ban-Lon sweater by Old Colony featuring mock turtle neck and raglan sleeves
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rita Chalmers, McCall's fashion show commentator, with Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955
Written on verso: 'Rita Chalmers, McCalls fashion show commentator and Miss America 1955, Lee Meriwether, take a bow following style show at Scruggs Vandervoort Barney at St. Louis.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, in William Lind's Everglaze Nancy Lee cotton breakfast coat by Stella Fagin
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, visiting the Tower of London
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Official Preliminary of the Miss America Pageant, 1961
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of mill building during flood at Rockford (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Photograph of high water at Rockford, 2d MO., 2d, 1915. 32' on Starch Room floor.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Maria Beale Fletcher, Miss America 1962, in Ban-Lon lace evening gown by Alfred Angelos
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Miss America 1960, Lynda Mead, modeling bridal gown for fashion show at Kresge-Newark (Newark, N.J.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, in separates by Campus Casuals Permathal Everglaze cotton knit fabric by Alamac
California Fashions, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963, on runway at Everglaze fashion show at Meier & Frank (Portland, Ore.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lynda Mead, Miss America 1960, wearing day dress
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Interior of mill building during flood at Rockford (Wilmington, Del.)
Written on verso: 'Photograph of high water at Rockford, 2d MO., 2d, 1915. 32' on Starch Room floor.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, in swimsuit by Cole of California in William Simpson's Everglaze 73 Peerless Poplin
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, in Ban-Lon lace short formal gown by Emma Domb
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hostess robe by Evelyn Pearson in Springs' Everglaze cotton
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Crompton's Everglaze Minicare corduroy auto coat and matching skirt by White Stag
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon men's pullover from John Weitz Collection
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Neva Jane Langley, Miss America 1953, in design by Ted Herman in Gro-Mils Everglaze Lushette Dot
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Separates in Henry Glass Peter Pan Everglaze cotton from Nelly de Grab Travel Time Collection
Featured in advertisement., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Checks for $1,000,000 and $650,000 for Waterfront Property made out to the Eddystone Manufacturing Company
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Front window of S.H. Heironimus Co. (Roanoke, Va.) with Miss America 1961 photograph
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John Wolfs Everglaze floral print cotton dress by Kate Greenaway
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Child's dress by Kate Greenaway for L. Wohl & Co. in Everglaze low-luster cotton by Manes Fabric Co.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pandora Ban-Lon childs cardigan
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wharfhouse exterior at Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.)
Building is labeled Number 1 on Plan of Property of Eddystone Manufacturing Company (196925_293), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
William Ralph MacIntyre, Sr., president of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
MacIntyre served as vice president of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. from 1930 to 1947, becoming president of the company in 1947., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lynda Mead, Miss America 1960, wearing ball gown
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958, in Soptra's Everglaze cotton beach ensemble by Rose Marie Reid
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Alamac Fabric's Permathal Everglaze cotton knit child's dress by Tiny Town Togs
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Colfax Ban-Lon Hit-Knit men's shirt by Strassi
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Window display promoting Miss America 1960 bridal fashions at Wiley's department store (Hutchinson, Kan.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, receiving bouquet at Everglaze fashion show in London, England
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Island displays with Everglaze prints in fabric department of Eaton's of Canada
Written on verso: 'Four island displays placed opposite elevators at entrance to fabrics department create springtime aura with Everglaze cotton prints and announcements of Miss Americas appearances at Eatons of Canada.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Official Yearbook of the Miss America Pageant, 1962
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon Dartex swimsuit by Darlene
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963, in separates by Koret of California in Alamac's Permathal Everglaze cotton knit
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
William Simpsons Everglaze Minicare sportshirt and matching cap by Rossini of California
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Miss America 1961 Miss Nancy Anne Fleming
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company, Miss America collection (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon two-piece dress by S. Edward for Lord and Taylor promotion
Butterick 3032, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958, in Ameritex Everglaze Minicare cotton afternoon dress by Alex Colman
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Evelyn Ay, Miss America 1954, in McCall Pattern #9533 in Everfasts Everglaze Cotton Satin
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon textured yarn sweater by Peter Freund
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Everfast-Everglaze Fabrics in McCall Patterns
Featuring Miss America of 1955. Fashion showing February 16, 1955, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company, Miss America collection (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mechanical drive for crimper and feed aprons
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April-June 1951. Showing parts of the mechanical drive built for the crimper and feed aprons. Notice the two narrow feed belts. Notice horizontal [illegible], trap doors. Wet processing units must be built vertical for reasonablly even wetting. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon mens sportshirt by Catalina
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
In-store display promoting Everglaze easy-care fashions in third-floor dress department
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Bridge connecting plant buildings at Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Carvelle Ban-Lon cocktail dress by Estevez
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Donna Axum, Miss America 1964, speaking on runway during Everglaze Fashion Show at Stewart's Department Store (Baltimore, Md.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Evelyn Ay, Miss America 1954, in McCall Pattern #9533 in Everfasts Everglaze Cotton Satin
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon sweater by Brownie
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon lace baby doll dress by Sans Souci Lingerie
Weiner Laces, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Machine Shop at Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Price quote on color process plates sent to Eddystone Manufacturing Company from Photo-Chromotype Engraving Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ameritex Everglaze sport shirt by Casualaire
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon Type shift by Rosanna
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Everglaze cotton satin by William Pahlmann Associates in dining room designed by Daren Pierce at Gracie Towers Model Apartments
Daren Pierce of the American Institute of Decorators (AID), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Experimental converging apron stock feed built for textralizer unit
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built 1949-1950. This is the first converging apron stock feed built to rest directly on top of the standard textralizer unit, using 2 1/2' diameter rolls. In general unsuccessful. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. employees eating at picnic tables during company picnic
Written on verso: '1300 people at in the grove together', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965, in Everfast Everglaze Georgina fabric pants and jacket from McCalls pattern 7695
Written on verso: 'The pants-suit, McCalls pattern 7695, blossoms out for its spring fashion debut in a fanciful cotton floral, Everglaze Georgina by Everfast. Slim pants featuring front slits are topped by a traditional notched-collar jacket. The electric colors in the print are tangerine, hot pink, and russet on a beige ground - favorites of Miss America 1965, Vonda Kay Van Dyke, whose dark-haired beauty sets them off to advantage.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
William Lind's Everglaze 'Nancy Lee' pique robe by Stella Fagin
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon sweater by Devon Knitwear
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Swimsuit styled by Cole of California in Everfast Iced Cotton in Everglaze
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965, in Everglaze embroidered gown
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior view of Reading, Pa. plant of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon men's asymmetric jacket from John Weitz Collection
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Portrait photograph of Joseph Bancroft, founder of Joesph Bancroft & Sons Co.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Feed hopper and Jelly Roll in action processing hogs hair
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April - June 1951. This shows the Jelly Roll in action on Hogs hair - notice the dirt left on the apron by the roll. Hex roll feed hopper was only moderately workable. New assignment #318. William D. Hay', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Food serving lines at Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. picnic
Written on verso: '4 food lines - served 1300 people in 25 minutes', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon sweatershirt by Parkhurst Sportswear of Toronto
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, in pageant gown created by Alfred Bosand of Ban-Lon lace
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Parnes-Feinstein sheath dress in Soptra Everglaze fabric
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Neva Jane Langley, Miss America 1953, in design by Gracette in Flugelmans Everglaze Puff de Sheen
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, on Pan American World Airways plane to leave Idlewild
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Exterior view of Reading, Pa. plant of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees in finishing or folding room at Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. mill
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon dressmaker sweater by Pandora Knitwear
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cocktail dress by Marjorie Montgomery in Everglaze polished cotton, Moireen, by Everfast, with attached fabric sample
Fabric sample attached: Cotton Satin in Everglaze 75-B-245, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Short-sleeved dress with lace detail being modeled at Everglaze Fashion Show in London, England
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aladdin Blouse & Sportswear Corp. in Kandell Design's Everglaze fabric
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Springs Mills Everglaze cotton Golden Horn print featured in Carolyn Schnurers Turkish promotion
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Everglaze cotton 'Swirls' dresses
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959, in Ameritex Everglaze Minicare cotton beach ensemble by Jane Crawford of Cabana
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Shoppers at Everglaze fabric counters at Scruggs Vandervoort Barney Department Store (St. Louis, Mo.)
Written on verso: 'Women shoppers cluster around Everglaze fabric counters after viewing style show at Scruggs Vandervoort Barney at St. Louis.', [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
George Wood Everglaze cotton satin dress by Tiny Town Togs
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Portion of bale room exterior at Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Window display promoting Miss America 1960 bridal fashions at Boston Store (Milwaukee, Wis.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Raincoat
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Evelyn Ay, Miss America 1954, in all-weather coat by Lawrence of London in Earlglos Everglaze Moire Taffeta
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rows of textile equipment inside Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. mills (Wilmington, Del.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rockford plant viewed from across Brandywine Creek
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Arbitman & Arbitman Ban-Lon coat
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965, in Everfast Everglaze pageant gown by Al Bosand
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Woodcut of Joseph Bancroft's Rockford Bleaching and Dye Works and Cotton Factory
The company was renamed Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Casual separates by Alex Colman in Ameritex Everglaze striped cotton satin
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Donna Axum, Miss America 1964, in Ban-Lon dress by Pat Premo
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, in Springmaid Everglaze Minicare Dazzle patio dress by Greta Plattry
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon sweater by Old Colony
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon Knikker-tites by Dutchess Underwear Corp.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ban-Lon warp knit fabric blouse by Eclipse Blouse of Seattle
Style Number #3642., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. Miss America photographs (Accession 1972.430), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
War cartoon drawn by Alf Shuttleworth
In an attached note: 'Mr. Hetherington: Everything has its proper place and I am not sure if the Dye-Jest is the proper place for this cartoon. Use your judgment as Editor-in-Chief. The verse will follow later entitled 'The Ole Swimmin' Hole.' An appropriate subject for the hot weather. It is now in Mr. McPhail's office for typing. Alf Shuttleworth', The 'Dye-Jest' refers to the 'The Eddystone Print and Dye-Jest,' which was a quarterly publication produced by and for employees of the Eddystone Manufacturing Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Laying street and sewer pipes (Eddystone, Pa.)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Reading, Pa. plant of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. under construction
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. photographs (Accession 1969.025), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

Pages