Textile and Costume Collection

The Textile and Costume Collection is available for browsing and research online through Artstor's digital image resource Shared Shelf. Shared Shelf offers the opportunity to view objects in both the Costume and Textile collections.


Dive into Tapestry, an online catalog of over 10,000 historic fabric swatches from Thomas Jefferson University's vast textile collection. Funded with support from The Barra Foundation, Tapestry allows users to browse and search swatches by motif, design category, color, and other keywords. This catalog focuses on our Zane Collection, which documents textile design at the turn of the 20th century.

Textile and Costume Collection

Explore over 2,000 items from the Textile and Costume Collection on JSTOR. Items include garments and accessories, quilts, fabric swatches, and Stevengraphs, as well as point papers and design croquis from the region's historic textile manufacturers.

Textile Woodblocks

Search the 331 items in the woodblock collection, which includes textile-printing blocks likely created in the mid to late 19th century into the early 20th century.