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Photograph

Red Cross Workers

Date: 1947-03-01 

Description: Red Cross volunteers making clothes for destitute children in war torn countries. Left to right: Emma Henwood, Mrs. Casimir D. (Fredericka) Zdanowicz, Mrs...

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: 1948-01-10 

Description: Helen Johnson, tailoring instructor, and Mrs. Edwin (Gertrude) Johnson, student, at Madison Vocational and Adult Education School, 211-213 North Carroll St...

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" Chinese costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," set created as a...

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: 1948-04-22 

Description: Four women sewing a 'sleeping garment' at the Blessed Martin House, 746 West Washington Avenue, an interracial and interfaith center sponsored by Madison C...

Photograph

Power Sewing Class

Date: 1967-01-16 

Description: Instructor Ida Mussa (left) assists student Victoria Vega in a power sewing class at Milwaukee Vocational School. Vega is sewing an apron on a Singer sewin...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A tailor sews a military uniform in his ship at the Massanutten Military Academy, with finished uniforms folded on the table behind him.

Date: 1956-02-09 

Description: Three women and a girl sit and chat at a table while making toys for a Madison hospital. Shown as they sew and stuff cloth toys, are (left to right) Hattie...

Photograph

War Relief Services

Date: 1950-06-15 

Description: World War II war relief services. Woman using sewing machine.

Date: 1892 

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

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a woman from Norway in "native" Norwegian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nations," se...

Date:  date unknown

Description: About twenty women sit at tables sewing on sewing machines in the sewing room of the Chippewa Woolen Mill.

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Description: A mother is cutting a pattern from display material on a table.

Date: 1898 ca.

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

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

Brides at Home

Date: 1957-06-25 

Description: Joanne Peters Rothe sits in the living room of her home while hemming a drape for a nearby window. The photograph is one of a series showing how newlywed w...

An early view of how a large corporation marketed a valuable piece of technology provides insight into contemporary views of consumerism and industry.

Photograph

Embroidery Class

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Girls sitting around a long table while embroidering white cloth stretched through embroidery hoops. A woman, probably an instructor, is standing at left....

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