silk ties east & west

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Slides from the presentation at Wistariahurst Museum about William Cobbett Skinner's 1909 Trip to the Sanryusha Silk Factory in Okazaki Japan. Compares the content of the photo album Williams Skinner & Sons Mfg gave to potential silk suppliers, with photo album given to Wm. C. Skinner from a potential supplier.

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  • Silk Ties: Japan & Holyoke Go Into Business
  • Sericulture
  • Sanryusha Silk Factory, Okazaki, Japan
  • William Skinner & Sons, Holyoke, MA
  • Sanryusha Factory Complex. Established 1897, 19 acres, employeed 3000, produced 21000 kg silk /yr.
  • Skinner Factory on Appleton St. Holyoke, employed 2000+, produced silk fabric, ribbon, and satin fabric
  • Sanryusha Office
  • J.A. Skinner at Holyoke Office
  • Sales office? Of Sano Silk Mfg
  • Skinner Mgmt and Admin Staff
  • Sanryusha Women Workers sorting cocoons
  • Workers at Skinner sorting Books of Skeins of Silk
  • Staff of women and children workers at Sanryusha
  • Department staff photograph at Skinner Mill
  • Sanryusha Winding room note lighting and ceiling space
  • Reeling and Spooling at Skinner Mfg Reeling and Spooling at Skinner Mfg
  • More sorting at Sanryusha (feels like industrial barn?)
  • Skeins of silk were dyed and then spooled and then bobinned
  • Sanyryusha proud of their latest technology
  • Skinner showing off his Quantity of Looms Skinner showing off his Quantity of Looms
  • Male workers Curious decorative strips and carpet and overhead fabric
  • Skinners Album show the individual worker
  • More automation meant less labor, meant more profit
  • Cross over of western and eastern ideals Doctor on premises
  • Similar at Skinner Who was influencing whom? Similar at Skinner Who was influencing whom?
  • William Cobbett Skinner looking uncomfortable
  • Even when accommodated, still seems out of place
  • About the Sanryusha Factory in English and Japanese About the Sanryusha Factory in English and Japanese

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