Now on view in the Alaimo Gallery, learn the story of the most important industry in 18th century Great Britain. The 13 British North American colonies were the biggest market for the trade, and more fabric flowed to North America than any other commodity. From the simplest wash cloth to the most elaborate furniture upholstery and fashionable clothing, textiles were spun, woven, and finished in British factories to be sold by merchants around the globe. Visit the exhibition at The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum to learn more.
Did you know colonialists often wore bright colors and patterns? Explore the world of 18th-century fashion and style.Get Started
In the 18th century, the British were fanatics about fashion. On a guided tour of a new exhibit, view British fashion trends such as tartan plaid, silk heels, and serpentine printed patterns. Did these fashions become popular in the American colonies too?Learn More