Title: The Koester school book of drapes; a complete text book and course of instruction in merchandise draping
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Cowan, George John, 1877- Bates, William Henry, 1879-
Subjects: Show windows Display of merchandise Draperies
Publisher: Chicago, The Dry Goods Reporter
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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Fig. 2 311 Fig. 1 pieces of yard goods on home-madelike trim, and is adaptable not onlyfor the better goods, butcan be used for theshowing of the cheapestwash goods, such as cal-icoes and lawns. Next we show in Fig.2 how to drape sixpieces of goods on thesides and background ofthe window. Wooden ormetal arms are fastenedat the top of the win-dow as shown, and thegoods draped in simplefolds to the floor. Apedestal or table is placedin the center of the win-dow, holding some sortof floral decoration. Theends of the goods aredraped over the floorand over three boxes ofdifferent heights that F()hi;kin Dhaimng
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lift the goods from thefloor. Our Fig. 3 shows an-other complete windowtrim with the dress goodsdraped in the same man-ner as in Fig. 2, onlyspread out a little moreand not brought out onthe floor so much. Thefloor can be reserved forthe display of otherpieces of yard goods,and in an arrangementsimilar to our Fig. 1, orcan be given over to thedisplay of some otherline, such as fancy para-sols (as shown in thedrawing), or other goodsthat go well together or^^^- ^ are accessories. Our window, Fig. 4, was designed for use at Easter time but, of course, could be used any time of the year by leaving out the rabbits, chariot, eggs, etc. The entire layout of the window is so well done and the Easter idea is so cleverly introduced that we feel certain many American trimmers can get some good out of the idea.Aside from the good that you can get out of seeing different decorative ideas in windpws there is the pleasure of seeing what other people are doing in your line of endeavor. To the window
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