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Electronic swatchbook

Swatches or small samples of fabric have been collected and compiled in the form of swatchbooks for at least 300 years. The Powerhouse Museum has several volumes containing thousands of bright, unfaded samples of fashionable fabric designs, braids and laces ranging from the 1830s to the 1990s. The Museum’s electronic swatchbook site contains samples from the 1890s through to the 1920s. Continue reading