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MISS MARY LOIS KISSELL
American Museum of Natural
NEW YORK CITY.
Read before The National Association of Cotton
at their Eighty-eighth Meeting at Mechanics Fair
Boston, Mass., April 27th,
Miss Mary Lois Kissell,
American Museum of Natural History, New York City.
as is the development of modern machinery for the
manufacture of American textiles—machinery which seems
almost human in the way it converts raw materials into
finished cloth; just as surprising are the most
primitive looms of the American aborigines, who without
the aid of machinery make interesting weavings with only
a bar upon which to suspend the warp threads while the
human hand completes all the processes of manufacture.
Modern man's inventive genius in the textile art has
been expended upon perfecting the machinery, while
primitive man's ingenuity has resulted in making a
beautiful weaving with very simple