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.

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[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
Printed dress 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
John Coady, employee 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
Donna Axum, Miss America 1964, in Jonelle Ban-Lon dress by Addie Masters
[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 Minicare voile fashions in window display at Halle Brothers Co. (Cleveland, Ohio)
Written on verso: 'Halle Bros. groups Everglaze Minicare voile fashions in one window during Miss America Everglaze/Ban-Lon 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
Girls' dresses on display in Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Interior displays at ZCMI during the Everglaze/Ban-Lon ready-to-wear 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
Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965, in Ban-Lon lace wedding dress by Alfred Angelo
[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 Joseph Horne Company (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
[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
Maria Beale Fletcher, Miss America 1962, in suit by Harry Frechtel in Everfast's Cord du Laine drapery fabric with 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
Separates by Nelly de Grab in Everglaze polished cotton, Satinia, by Everfast with attached fabric sample
Fabric sample attached: Square Weave Cotton in Everglaze 75-B-26, [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, portrait
[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 1956, in a cocktail dress by Betse Cann for Beldon-Cann in Everglaze printed chambray by Pavilon Fabrics, Ltd.
Fabric sample attached: Square Weave Cotton in Everglaze 75-B-26, [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 woven cotton casual dress by Hobbies of Lorch of Dallas
[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
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
Employees with bleaching machines 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 shirt from Darman of New Hampshire
[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 collared shirt 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
Ban-Lon paisley bubble hat by Archie Eason
[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
Sheath and coat by Ike Clark of Dallas in Everglaze polished cotton with attached fabric sample
Fabric sample attached: Cotton Satin in Everglaze 75-B-26, [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
Tables set in dining room at Rockford
[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
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, on tour of United States Army Camp and Hospital at Ruislip (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
Peter Pan Everglaze cotton satin dresses by Joseph Love
[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
Maria Beale Fletcher, Miss America 1962, in theatre costume by Emma Dombs in Samson & Abbotts Everglaze Minicare textured damask
[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
Edward Abbott lace evening dress being modeled at Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI) (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Written on verso: 'In the Hotel Utah's picturesque Skyroom, with the Wasatch Mountains and Cottonwood Canyon seen in the background, Miss America 1961 opens the Everglaze/Ban-Lon ready-to-wear fashion show for ZCMI. She wears Edward Abbott's Ban-Lon lace evening dress reembroidered with iridescent braid. Two shows were given on May 15th and 16th.', [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 Everfast Everglaze cotton gown by Ceil Chapman
[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
Group portrait of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co. employees
[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
Jelly Roll rolling and blowing hogs hair on moving apron
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April-June 1951. Showing action of the Jelly Roll rolling and blowing hogs hair dropped on the moving apron by the feed hopper, top left. Crimper at lower right. Toe nails in the foreground presented a problem. Raising the Jelly Roll and ending 1-2' short permitted most nails to go past and fall on the floor. 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
Gobelin Art Drapery Co. textile tag for satine B
Text in red, [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 shirt by Munsingwear featuring ribbed action arms and extra shirt length
[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
[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 three-piece ensemble from Edita Kertis 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
Lynda Mead, Miss America 1960, in scoop neckline Ban-Lon sweater by Blarimoor
[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 Everglaze ball gown in Custom Fabric's hammered gold cotton satin by Alex for Filcol
[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 warp knit fabric separates from Helitzer Bros. Co., Inc. and Riordan
[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
Crowd at Miss America Everglaze fashion show at Scruggs Vandervoort Barney Department Store (St. Louis, Mo.)
Written on verso: 'Standees at Scruggs Vandervoort Barney style show of Everglaze cottons by Everfast wait for appearance of Miss America 1955, Lee Meriwether, making guest appearance.', [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 two-piece dress by S. Edward for Lord and Taylor promotion
Vogue 6263, [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 1956, in a sun or cocktail dress by Tabok of California in Everglaze Cygnette by Peter Pan
Fabric sample attached: Cotton Satin in Everglaze 75-B-26, [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 coat by Weatherbee in Crompton-Richmond's Everglaze Minicare corduroy
[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 Cortley's Everglaze taffetized cotton dress by Betty Barclay for Linsk of Philadelphia
[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
Rockford and Kentmere cotton mills and north bank of Brandywine Creek (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
Thornton Print Works textile label print showing textile mills
Written on verso: 'Discovered by Mr. Simpson, September 1908', [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
Advertisement for Duo-Tone prints by Cobb Shinn (Indianapolis, Ind.) for Christmas and New Year's Day
[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 Hit-Knit sweater by Edita Kertis
[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
Dress and fabric designed by Brigance of Sportsmaker featuring Mooresville Mills Everglaze woven plaid in an oversized check
[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 matching sweater and stockings by Jane Irwill 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
Unidentified Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.) employee in police uniform
[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
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
Pantagraph operator at work at Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.)
Written on verso: 'The pattern being transferred to its individual color rollers is being reduced from the enlarged plate size of the design to its normal size.' 'We have twenty-five machines. The cost of these units run from $1500.00 to $3500.00 each.', [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 at Macy's promoting Everglaze fabrics in sportswear
Photo taken at Macys, [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 bra and girdle by Hollywood Vassarette
[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
Invitation to fashion showing of Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, in her Everglaze wardrobe by McCall's patterns
[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
Etching on rollers at Print Works Division (Eddystone, Pa.)
Written on verso: '1 of 7 photos on Print Works Division poster', [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 cotton Carpet Print featured in Carolyn Schnurer 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
Vonda Van Dyke, Miss America 1965, in dress from McCalls Pattern 7677 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
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, on tour of United States Army Camp and Hospital at Ruislip (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
Bronze Medal awarded to Eddystone Manufacturing Company by the World's Columbian Exposition
Written below image: 'Chicago - 1893', [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
Springs Mill's Everglaze Energee cotton clam-diggers and crop top by Mary Jane, Inc.
[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, with departmental bridal trousseau display at Macy's Herald Square location (New York, N.Y.)
[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
Postcard Invitation for Miss America 1964 Dream Wedding Gown private showing
Written on verso: 'Take a Peek into the Fashion Future... ...and see the beautiful surprise we have for you. Its the Miss America Dream Wedding Gown modeled for this card by lovely Donna Axum...Miss America 1964...and its exclusive with us! You are cordially invited to the first private showing of the Miss America 1964 Dream Wedding 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
Ban-Lon knit cap sleeve sweater and matching skirt from Edita Kertis 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
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
Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, in afternoon dress in a poppy pattern Sunnidell cotton print by Everfast, made crease-resistant by Everglaze
McCalls pattern #3100, [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
Strapless gown with matching shawl 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
Ban-Lon voile rose cardigan 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
Textile Corp. of Americas Everglaze Minicare boys shirts by Kaynee
[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
Ban-Lon surrah blouse by Tailorcraft
[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
Line of machinery in Rockford bloom room
[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
Marilyn Van Derbur, Miss America 1958, in Hirsch's Everglaze Tutored cotton tapered pants and jacket by Hollywood Playgirl
[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
Scruggs Vandervoort Barney Department Store news release for Miss America 1955's visit
[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
Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, in sheath dress and jacket in iced cotton by Everfast, sculptured by Everglaze
McCalls pattern #3105, [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
Pimakor Pair-Offs styled by Koret of California in William Simpson Everglaze cottons
[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 Everglaze ball gown in embroidered cotton satin by Ceil Chapman
[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 William Rose Everglaze cotton ensemble by Harold Levine
[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 Henry Glass (Peter Pan) Everglaze cotton satin gown by Philip Hulitar
[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 Gold Award sweater by Bobbie Brooks
[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 Crompton's Everglaze corduroy pants by Shire-Tex and custom-tailored shirt of Everglaze Keetide 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
Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, in evening gown in Customs Everglaze 75 cotton satin, designed by Philip Hulitar
[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 a cocktail dress by Margaret Newman of Miami in Crowns Soap N Water Everglaze Moonlight 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
Peter Pan's Everglaze cotton satin in a full-skirted child's fashion by Twinkle Frocks
[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 matched sweater set
[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 demonstrating seasonal change at 1959 National Home Furnishing 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
In-store display promoting Everglaze easy-care fashions in separates
[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
Official Preliminary of the Miss America Pageant, 1960
[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
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, in suit by John Miller of Alper
Crompton's Everglaze Minicare Evercord 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
Nancy Anne Fleming, Miss America 1961, in Ceil Chapman's Everglaze cotton short evening dress with matching stole
[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 Chalaire fabric sleeveless dress from McCalls pattern 7699
Written on verso: 'Miss America 1965, Vonda Kay Van Dyke, wears a square-necked, sleeve-less slip of a dress. The fabric is Everglaze Chalaire by Everfast in sunkist yellow, hot pink, and orange. The design is McCalls pattern 7699, which also includes an A-shaped skimmer coat. Miss Americas coat is white Everglaze Petit Point by Everfast; her lining is made from the same fabric as her print 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
Warehouse interior 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
Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957, in Fluegelman's Everglaze Paper-Weight print dress made from Simplicity Pattern No. 2031
[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
Print Works Division employees with bowling ball (Eddystone, Pa.)
Bowling ball reads: 'Industrial League', [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
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
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

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