DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations

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    In 1910, the chemical company E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company purchased the Fabrikoid Company of Newburgh, New York, which had developed a textile coating process. The process was used in upholstery, luggage, automobile fabrics, and bookbinding.
    This is a portfolio of separate pages with two photographs per page placed in a folder made of blue Fabrikoid. The photos illustrate the use of Fabrikoid upholstery in a variety of commercial and residential interior applications, including wall coverings in store window displays, seating and side walls in aircraft, draperies, screens, table tops, as well as furniture.
    The interior decorating work illustrated in this portfolio is credited to some well-known modernist designers and architects: Raymond M. Hood, John Mead Howells, Winold Reiss, Eugene Schoen, Joseph Urban, and O.W. Wentz. Public buildings shown include the Palm Beach, Florida Hotel, the Tavern Club, Hotel Bossert, Panhellenic Club, and Little Carnegie Theatre.
    Image: Showroom of Ypilanti Reed Furniture Co., ca. 1930. Click here to view this item in the digital collection.

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Suite in DuPont Biltmore Hotel
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Aeroplane cabins
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
St. Regis Hotel and Hotel Bossert grill rooms
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Childrens' rooms
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Fabrikoid screens
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Little Carnegie Theatre
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Café and ballroom chairs
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Apartment house loggia and conservatory
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
John Wanamaker and Saks display windows
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
Palm Beach Hotel lobby and Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Co. showroom
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio back cover
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, "DuPont Fabrikoid portfolio, sales promotion and development illustrations (Accession 1995.236)", "Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library", Wilmington, DE 19807