Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kalburnie Zephyr Fabrics, 1920

Kalburnie Zephyr Fabrics ad, 1920, originally uploaded by Gatochy.

Scanned from Taschen's "All-American Ads of the 20s". Click image for 562 x 872 size.

"Kalburnie Zephyr
Fast Color, 32 inches wide

Ginghams for School Days

Gingham is the fabric for all-the-year school service. Steam-heated days indoors, no matter how cold the weather outside, make it almost a health necessity.

Kalburnie Zephyrs in the Fall patterns reflect the warm browns and crimsons of the Autumn, just as their Spring patterns have the cool greens of early Summer or the brilliancy of August sunshine. You will find that they are slow to show soil and that they blend with the warm tones of the children's Winter wraps.

So plan to dress your children in Kalburnie Zephyr this Winter. The lovely non-fading patterns, the weight and the price of these ginghams will help to make it the material of your choice. We will replace with an equal yardage of the same or similar pattern, any piece of Kalburnie Zephyr in which the colors run or fade.

Look for 'Lancaster Kalburnie' on every yard of the selvage. Lancaster Mills, where Kalburnie Zephyr is woven, were the first power-driven gingham mills in the world.

Mrs. Prentiss learned the value of the fast-color gingham. You will enjoy the value of the fast-color gingham. You will enjoy reading of her experiences in 'Mandy of Ginghams,' free upon request."

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