Paper samples

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Japan Paper Company.


Paper samples


ca. 1920s


The Grolier Club’s Japan Paper Company collection comprises over 200 samples of handmade papers produced from 1914 to 1933. Founded in New York City in 1901 by Richard Tracy Stevens to import tissue paper from Japan for use in tea bags and Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, the Japan Paper Company was soon importing handmade and moldmade papers from fifteen countries and promoting them by commissioning high quality design and printing.