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Date: 1949-03-22 

Description: Mrs. Earle S. (Edith) Metcalf sewing a Rainbow Star quilt at her home at 3905 Council Crest. It is her nineteenth quilt.

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Description: Letterhead of Collingbourne Mills Western Thread Company, with a bird's eye view of the company complex, flanked by examples along the left-hand side of th...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a man in "native" Tunisian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a...

Photograph

Seamstresses

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Description: Alma(?), Wis. Studio portrait of group of women seamstresses and two young children.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Hungarian costume, posing with a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of Normandy women wearing the famed Normandy caps, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set c...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Corunna in "native" Corunnan costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Na...

Date: 1946 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with a woman standing over a table, pinning a sewing pattern piece to cloth. An ironing board and bookca...

Date: 1926-07-17 

Description: Staged scene of a woman sewing with a young child attempting to help. This photograph was taken for International Harvester's Agricultural Extension Depart...

Date: 1959-07-15 

Description: The 1959 Dane County Junior Fair home economics building is the center for 1,000s of entries made by girls of Dane County in the clothing and food categori...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman in "native" Tunisian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as...

Photograph

Emma Ketel Sewing

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Emma Ketel sits on a sofa sewing with a cat curled up next to her.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actors portraying I.M. Singer and his friend George Zieber with the first sewing machine.

Photograph

Jessie Jack Hooper

Date:  date unknown

Description: Jessie Jack Hooper sitting in a rocking chair at her home at 669 Algoma Street in front of two windows with heavy drapes and lace curtains. She is stitchin...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A family is gathered around table for coffee with a frame house behind that has a sewing machine on its porch, and a lightning rod on the roof. A framed pi...

Photograph

Doll Dresses

Date: 1947-12-06 

Description: Wisconsin Dames club members sewing doll dresses for dolls to be sold at the Christmas bazaar. Proceeds to be used to purchase Christmas baskets for needy...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A studio Portrait of Alma and J. Robert Taylor. Alma is sitting in a chair holding a sock to be darned, while putting her hand over her J. Robert's mouth....

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of two Swedish women in "native" Swedish costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set cr...

Date: 1946-08-15 

Description: Women from the Unitarian Church with dolls for the war-blighted children of Europe and Asia. In the foreground is Mrs. F.H. (Ruby) King, one of Madison's o...

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