Featuring the essence of an enormous and rare assortment of early American and vintage fabrics, this guide preserves history while making it. For the first time, the best of this world-renowned collection is preserved through print, extending its life and accessibility. With over half a century of work in the fabric design business, Manny Kopp was the top fabric designer for major textile companies. His lifelong passion was to collect and catalog nineteenth-century samples of beautiful and unusual fabric from mills in America and Europe. His priceless collection includes designs by some of the finest craftsmen of the time, such as William Ashton. Many of the fabrics are on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution and other prestigious museums. Celebrate the life of a legend and catch a glimpse of an extraordinary piece of history through this reference. Over a thousand fabric samples include calico, plaids, stripes, conversation prints, flannelettes, indigoes, leno weaves, mourning prints, and many others.