It isn’t very often I find fabulous fabric from the 19th century still with the paper label from the factory. I consider this piece of old cheater cloth fabric a rarer find and one that that is certainly desirable to the student of early fabrics.
The novelty patchwork cloth was manufacturer by the Hamilton Mfg.Co, Lowell, Ma. with the paper label still attached, Printed on the label Hamilton Mfg Co ~ Robes ~ Joy Langdon & Co, Boston -New York. The Joy Langdon was a a dry good company at 76 Chauncey St. in Boston. Another paper label still attached is printed Novelty Patchwork,