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Date: 1893 ca.

Description: Several looms in the instructional weaving facility at the State School for the Blind.

Date: 1892 ca.

Description: Chromolithograph card of an American woman, posing near a Singer sewing machine. Her daughter stands on a pillow, watching as her mother sews.

Print

The Slide

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Engraving for "Peterson's Magazine" of women in maids' uniforms sliding down an icy path in the snow.

Date: 1895 

Description: A flock of purebred Shropshire ewes standing near a fence on the farm of Geo. Martin. In the background is a farmhouse with laundry on the line, a farm bui...

Date: 1897 

Description: Interior of the kitchen at 12 North Broom Street, the residence of James and Mary Ellen Nevin, showing Mrs. Nevin and her sister cooking. James Nevin was...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of a group of three men from Roumania [Romania] in "native" costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of A...

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: Quite possibly this is the "View of the Dining Tent" listed in the "Centennial Views of the City of Madison, July 4th, 1876. Views of Chicago Light Guard"...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: Family seated in yard of tree-shaded two-story brick house with hipped roof. Baby in wicker carriage with fringed top.

Date: 1863 

Description: Handbill issued by E.B. McCagg, President of the N.W. Sanitary Commission, urging citizens to plant potatoes and onions to be divided, and to put up dried...

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of an Spanish couple from Barcelona in "native" Barcelonian costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of A...

Date: 1890 

Description: The household staff (probably Swedish) for one family home, including laundresses, cooks, parlor maids, and scullery girls with their various work utensils...

Date: 1892 

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

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: 1870 ca.

Description: The Andrew Amundsen family poses in front of their frame house with some of their furniture. A quilt is on the back of one chair and a shawl is on the bac...

Historical Object

Home Sweet Home Sampler

Date: 1877 

Description: Punch paper "Home Sweet Home" sampler.

Date: 1876 ca.

Description: The Reverend John N. Fjeld, pastor of the Vermont Lutheran Church, enjoying coffee and a pipe with his family. His wife Gunhild on left (it could be his se...

Date: 1899-09 

Description: Outdoor family portrait of Mary Turvill McConnell, Elizabeth Turvill Wood, and Jessie Turvill Thwaites. They are sitting on a porch in front of windows wit...

Date: 1871 ca.

Description: A family is in a yard around a table. Behind them is a large brick house with four chimneys, railings on its front porch and latticework enclosing the side...

Date: 1894-05-13 

Description: Jessie Thwaites seated outdoors near a tent wiping dishes.

Date: 1892 

Description: Chromolithograph card of two women and one man from Wales in "native" Welsh costume, posing next to a Singer sewing machine. Part of a "Costumes of All Nat...

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