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Date: 1923-06 

Description: A woman uses an electric sewing machine while seated at a table with latticed sides.


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...


Embroidery Class

Date: 1920 ca.

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

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...

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)


4-H Club Week

Date: 1949-02-26 

Description: Mary Henshue, age 10, has just become eligible for 4-H. She is shown sewing doll clothes. She is a member of the Silver Badgers 4-H Club.

Date: 1957-04-26 

Description: Home Economic students at Middleton High School model the Easter outfits they made. Left to right are Ruth Ann Frisch, Moreen Gurfoot and Donna Maly. Donna...

Date: 1958-12-10 

Description: Mrs. O.H. (Lauraine) Jensen of 2317 East Mifflin Street, chairman of the Women's Club of Madison's orthopedic work, and Mrs. Gertrude Kepke, 2354 Commonwea...

Date: 1955-01-04 

Description: Lydia MacKenzie, Helen Burkhart, the instructor, and Lucille Harks participate in a class on textile handicrafts at the Madison Community Center.

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: 1932 

Description: Group of girls in a summer sewing group at Neighborhood House, posing in their finery with Gay Braxton (back row, center, under ceiling lamp), head residen...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: A family is posed around a table on which are many thick books and a stereoscope. Most of the men, especially the twin boys, have assumed heroic postures....

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a couple from Sevilla, Spain in "native" costume, posing near a Singer sewing machine. The man is holding a small glass of wine an...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Women and girls sewing in a room at the Pima Agency, near Phoenix.


Sewing Group

Date: 1964-05-31 

Description: A circle of women talk, sew and thread needles around a Singer sewing machine.


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...


Sewing Class

Date: 1898 

Description: From a portfolio of collotype prints issued in 1900, a sewing class at Hillside Home School, an early progressive school operated by Ellen and Jane Lloyd J...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Actors portray I.M. Singer and George Zieber examining an early sewing machine.


Women Sewing

Date: 1951-01-18 

Description: A group of six women sit around a table while sewing.

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...

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