1935 Print China Farming Silk Worm Labor Burton Holmes Textile Clothing FZ2


This is an original 1935 halftone print of two Chinese laborers working for the silk industry. The caption writes, "The women and the aged provide free farm labor." Si Ling Chi (Leizu) was the first Empress of China (2640 BCE), and while observing silkworms in her garden, discovered how to process the thread of the cocoon into a new cloth. Photography by R. Moulin and Burton Holmes. Photography by Burton Holmes and the Silk Association of America.


This 76+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.25 x 4.5 inches; 16 x 11 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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