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Women Sewing for Civil Works Administration Project

Date: 1934
Description: A group of Fond du Lac women sews clothes for a Civil Works Administration project in 1934. The CWA was an emergency program that lasted from November 1933...
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Sewing Class at School for Indian Children

Date: 1895
Description: Sewing room at Lac du Flambeau U.S. Government School for Indian children. Female students posed at their sewing machines and work tables.
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Singer Sewing Machine in Java

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Description: Illustration of a Javanese woman sewing at a Singer Sewing machine while a Javanese man looks on.
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Singer Advertising Card — Filipino Pair

Date: 1892
Description: Chromolithograph card of a boy and a girl from Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, in "native" Filipino costume, posing next to a Singer sewing ma...
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Singer Advertising Card - Roumanian Group

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...
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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...
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Woman Using Sewing Machine

Date: 1955
Description: Woman using a Necchi sewing machine.
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Making Dolls

Date: July 17 1957
Description: A young woman helps a girl make toy dolls out of cloth.
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Farm Hazard: Keep Fingers Away from Sewing Machine

Date: July 17 1926
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...
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Men Sewing

Date: January 08 1956
Description: Men sew as a joke at a party for prospective bridegroom. Jack Bayliss, with bow tie, is facing the camera.
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Tailor at his Sewing Machine

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Description: A tailor sews a military uniform in his ship at the Massanutten Military Academy, with finished uniforms folded on the table behind him.
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325 - 329 State Street

Date: November 14 1944
Description: Singer Sewing Machine Company store, 325 State Street, and Sherwin Williams Paint and Wallpaper Store, 327-329 State Street, with a billboard on top of the...
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Emerson Girl Scouts

Date: December 08 1931
Description: Emerson school girl scouts do clothing maintenance such as ironing, sewing, and shoe polishing around a table.
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Sewing Group

Date: May 31 1964
Description: A circle of women talk, sew and thread needles around a Singer sewing machine.
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Dressmaking Instruction

Date: 1922
Description: Dressmaking instruction outdoors, with one woman serving as a model.
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Dressmaking Specialist

Date: 1922
Description: Dressmaking instructor conducting an outdoor dressmaking class.
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G. Thompson Family and Domestic Machines

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Description: The G. Thompson family poses in front of their wooden house. One woman sits at a sewing machine working on a quilt while another works at a knitting machi...
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Inkle Looms

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Description: Two girls seated on a bench outdoors and working inkle looms.
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Seamstresses

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Description: Alma(?), Wis. Studio portrait of group of women seamstresses and two young children.
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Extended Family of Lars Davidson Reque in front Yard

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Description: A large extended family of 26 sits and stands in the front yard of a wood frame house; Lars Davidson Reque. On the right a woman operates a spinning wheel...

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