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The Stoddard Photographic Library

March 25, 2011

Using the preservation packaging supplies mentioned previously, we are currently working to catalogue and repackage the large Photographic Library which comprises part of the Stoddard Templeton Corporate Archive. Still housed in its original filing cabinets, the Photographic Library consists of location shots of contract carpets and publicity images for the various carpet ranges produced by Stoddard and its subsidiary companies.  The photographs range in date from c1982-2001 and provide a comprehensive record of carpets produced during this time. Stoddard and its subsidiaries produced contract carpets under special commission for customers around the world and their carpets were sent to places such as Hong Kong, Kuwait, and America. The contract carpet photographs typically show the carpets in situ and illustrate the finished product of the carpet making process.  

This photograph of a carpet destined for the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, San Francisco is a personal favourite because it gives an appreciation of the quite impressive scale of the carpet.

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