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.

This display case, missing a few pieces, shows the process and materials needed for etching on a metal plate and on wood. Archive reference: NMC/1624

This display case, missing a few pieces, shows the process and materials needed for etching on a metal plate and on wood.

This label is found on the back of the etching display case. Archive reference: NMC/1624

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

This display case explains the different effects that can be achieved with decorative leatherwork. It is one of two cases that has a known author, P. Wylie Davidson. He was a tutor at the GSA from 1897 to 1935, teaching a variety of classes including metalwork, bookbinding, woodcarving, enamels, and leatherwork. Archive reference: NMC/1627

This display case explains the different effects that can be achieved with decorative leatherwork. It is one of two cases that has a known author, P. Wylie Davidson. He was a tutor at the GSA from 1897 to 1935, teaching a variety of classes including metalwork, bookbinding, woodcarving, enamels, and leatherwork. Archive reference: NMC/1627

This label is found on the back of the leatherwork display case. Archive reference: NMC/1627

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

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