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Date:  ca.

Description: Two women pose for an outdoor photograph at the Jonas' campsite at Merrill Springs. One woman sits on a stool with her needlework while another kneels behi...

Date: 1946-12-08 

Description: Three women in the millinery class at the Madison Vocational School looking at fabrics. Left to right: Mrs. Martelle Swanson, class instructor, and student...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Spanish Lady" costume worn for Halloween by Virginia Shaver in 1922. (Museum object #2003.29.1)

Photograph

Emma Ketel Sewing

Date: 1900 ca.

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

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: 1872 ca.

Description: Fifteen adults are seated around table being served coffee in the yard. One woman sits at the spinning wheel and another at a sewing machine. The Greek Rev...

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: 1914 

Description: Female students working in a sewing class taught by Miss Catherine Mulvey. Original caption reads, "Miss Mulvey teaches the primary grades, but on Friday a...

Date: 1939 

Description: Image from a scrapbook kept by Neighborhood House, with Lucy Martinelli stitching a seam using an elaborately decorated electric sewing machine. Sewing cla...

Date: 1944-09-24 

Description: Participating in the Madison Woman's Club annual benefit party by sewing for the Russian War Relief are members of the Shorewood Hills League, left to righ...

Photograph

Junior Red Cross

Date: 1946-12-15 

Description: East High School clothing and homemaking teacher Helen Mathias (second from right), helping three of her students to make wool jumpers for the Junior Red C...

Photograph

Seamstresses

Date:  

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

Date: 1900 

Description: "The Reader," an illustration of a woman reading while seated at a lace-covered sewing machine cabinet. The illustration was part of "The Universal Sewing...

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...

Date: 1949-01-31 

Description: Four ladies observing a woman demonstrating on a sewing machine at the University of Wisconsin Farm and Home Week.

Date: 1898 ca.

Description: Five dressmakers pose in front of Miss Annie Graumann's Dressmakers Shop.

Date: 1952-02-26 

Description: An actor from the Madison Theater Guild tries on a costume.

Date: 1892 

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

Date: 1956 

Description: Group of Ladies' Sewing Club women posing under a tapestry at Neighborhood House.

Date: 1947-04-08 

Description: Group portrait of members of the Children's Convalescent Service Club shown making afghans and quilts for rheumatic fever patients. Left to right: Mmes. R....

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