Bolt label from Cocheco Mills showing Grecian woman
with a bolt of cloth, 1866. Her friend seems to be the designer.
Collection of Historic New England
Bolt labels were paper records fixed to fabric telling one the manufacturer and how many yards were on the bolt among other information.
A few more:
We occasionally come across a fragment on a piece of patchwork.
And one more from the collection at Michigan State University---
a very familiar late 19th-century green calico.
And see a Pinterest page on one style: Gilt embossed bolt labels: