GSA Archives - Early 20th Century Teaching Aids

Taking a close look at a group of display cases outlining the techniques for various crafts used as teaching aids for students during the early 20th century.
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This display case shows examples of embroidery with beading. It is one of two cases we have in the collection with a known author, Anne Knox Arthur. She acted as head of the embroidery department at the GSA from 1928 until 1981. Archive reference: NMC/1628

This display case shows examples of embroidery with beading. It is one of two cases we have in the collection with a known author, Anne Knox Arthur. She acted as head of the embroidery department at the GSA from 1928 until Archive reference:

This label is found on the back of the embroidery display case. Archive reference: NMC/1628

This label is found on the back of the embroidery display case.

This display case, missing some pieces, illustrates techniques for two types of enamelling: cloisonné and champlevé. It includes an explanation of materials and shows step-by-step instruction. Archive reference: NMC/1622

This display case, missing some pieces, illustrates techniques for two types of enamelling: cloisonné and champlevé. It includes an explanation of materials and shows step-by-step instruction.

This display case gives instruction on the process of designing, creating, and using a wood block print, featuring a floral design on textile. Archive reference: NMC/1623

This display case gives instruction on the process of designing, creating, and using a wood block print, featuring a floral design on textile.

This label is found on the back of the floral block printing display case. Archive reference: NMC/1623

This label is found on the back of the floral block printing display case.

This display case explains the process of block printing using two colours, featuring a ship design printed on textile. Archive reference: NMC/1625

This display case explains the process of block printing using two colours, featuring a ship design printed on textile.

This label, which has been removed from its case, belongs to the ship block printing display. Archive reference: NMC/1625

This label, which has been removed from its case, belongs to the ship block printing display.

This display case shows the process of block printing on linoleum, featuring a toucan pattern design. Archive reference: NMC/1626

This display case shows the process of block printing on linoleum, featuring a toucan pattern design.

This label is found on the back of the toucan block printing display case. Archive reference: NMC/1626

This label is found on the back of the toucan block printing display case.


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