Groz-Beckert Portfolio of Print Reproductions Related to the History of the Knitting Industry circa 1974

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Size
0.25 linear feet (1 archival halfbox)
Call number
MC 00469

The Groz-Beckert Portfolio of Print Reproductions Related to the History of the Knitting Industry contain reproductions of engravings mainly from Denis Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry, first published in 1763. There are two engravings that are not from the Encyclopedia. The engravings depict scenes of workers in factories, shops, and mills, usually producing apparel. The portfolio dates to circa 1974.

Denis Diderot was a prominent philosopher during the Enlightenment. His most famous work was the Encyclopedia ("Encyclopedie"), a massive, multi-volume compilation of world knowledge richly illustrated with engravings. The Encyclopedia was groundbreaking in its inclusion of the "mechanical arts," or crafts and trades, as exemplified in these engravings.

This portfolio was produced by the company Groz-Beckert, a company that manufactures needles for textile production. They have existed since the late 19th Century.

Biographical/historical note

Denis Diderot was a prominent philosopher during the Enlightenment. His most famous work was the Encyclopedia ("Encyclopedie"), a massive, multi-volume compilation of world knowledge richly illustrated with engravings. The Encyclopedia was groundbreaking in its inclusion of the "mechanical arts," or crafts and trades, as exemplified in these engravings.

This portfolio was produced by the company Groz-Beckert, a company that manufactures needles for textile production. They have existed since the late 19th Century.

Scope/content

The Groz-Beckert Portfolio of Print Reproductions Related to the History of the Knitting Industry contain reproductions of engravings mainly from Denis Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry, first published in 1763. There are two engravings that are not from the Encyclopedia. The engravings depict scenes of workers in factories, shops, and mills, usually producing apparel. The portfolio dates to circa 1974.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by print, with the exception of letters of explanation that have been placed at the beginning.

Use of these materials

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Groz-Beckert Portfolio of Print Reproductions Related to the History of the Knitting Industry, MC 00469, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the NC State Libraries, Burlington Textiles Library (Accession 2013.0005)

Processing information

Processed by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2013 January; Finding aid written by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2013 January.

Letters of explanation from Groz-Beckert 1974 Dec. 9 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 1
"Aiguillier" ("Sewing Needle Manufacture"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder data_value_missing_ee9ce13c4d5f95edc5168246032ed66c
"Aiguiller-Bonnetier" ("Springboard Knitting Needle Manufacture"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 3
"Aiken's Knitting Machine," from Scientific American circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 4
"Art du Tailleur" ("The Tailor Shop"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 5
"Bonnetier de la Foule" ("A Fulling Mill"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 6
"Fil, Rouet" ("Spinning"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 7
"Metier a Faire des Bas" ("The Stocking Knitter"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 8
"Stocking Weaver," from a late Eighteenth Century English engraving circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 9
"Teinturier" ("The Dye House"), from Diderot's Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry circa 1974 (Accession 2013.0005)
Half box 1, Folder 10

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Groz-Beckert Portfolio of Print Reproductions Related to the History of the Knitting Industry, MC 00469, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.