Front cover illustration: Amana Society. Indigo Blue. Prints. [Product label]. 1890s. 7 1/2 x 6 inches. Amana did not have the capability of four-color printing in the early 1890s so this label must have been commercially produced for the Society. According to Peter Hoehnle, the 1890s were the high point for calico production at Amana. It is likely that an outside person was commissioned to develop this label, whose design was more elaborate than the typical Amana label.
American Communal Societies Quarterly