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    [WPA Sewing Room]
    Creation Date: 1942-1943
    Catalog ID: 2011.0.250.42.14
    Call Number: WPA Photo Lot 009 Folder 42.14
    photographic print, Works Progress Administration Sewing Room, large group of women are seated at sewing machines assembling pants, location not indicated, probably King County, Washington, undated, 1942-1943; label attached to back of print reads: "Domestic electrics fabricating simple processes on pants."
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    When mother plays a rag on the sewing machine
    Creation Date: 1912
    Catalog ID: 1994.1.2.505
    Call Number: MUSIC/646.19/Sm53w/1912
    Sheet music titled "when mother plays a rag on the sewing machine" with words by Joe McCarthy and Joe Goodwin and music by Chris Smith. Published by Leo Feist, Inc., New York City, NY, 1912. Five pages with illustrations. Illustration of woman and sewing machine.
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    Sewing Class, Cushman Indian School, Tacoma
    Creation Date: Jun. 10, 1918
    Catalog ID: 1957.64.B1188.GL
    Call Number: 1957.64.B1188.GL
    Black and white glass plate negative image of several female students, some possibly Puyallup, sewing at machines in a Cushman Indian School sewing class, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, June 10, 1918. A teacher leans over a student in the left background. Stacks of garments are on a table in left foreground. Name on one machine: Princess. An American Red Cross poster is on the wall in image left, and a pennant with word: Brooklyn is on wall in image right. Photo by Marvin D. Boland, Jun. 10, 1918.
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    Latest and best : have you seen the new improved family Singer sewing machine?
    Creation Date: 1885
    Catalog ID: 2006.5.103
    Call Number: EPH/646.21/Si64L/1885
    Color illustrated advertisement (18 cm.) for Singer sewing machines. Dated 1885. Depicts crazy quilt pattern on front. On reverse are samples of quilt stitching.
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    The light running New Home sewing machine
    Creation Date: 1890
    Catalog ID: 2011.114.1
    Call Number: EPH/646.2044/N42L/1890
    [10]page illustrated catalog and price list (15x8.5 cm.) for New Home sewing machines and attachments. Front cover has colored sticker: "light running New Home sewing machine : the best, use no other." Ephemera. Published in 1890.
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    How to obtain a sewing machine free of cost!!
    Creation Date: 1867
    Catalog ID: 2015.95.2
    Call Number: EPH-B/646.204/G919h/1867
    Illustrated leaflet (28x48 cm. unfolded) from the Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co. Includes illustrations of various machines and principal company offices, with instructions for obtaining free sewing machine. Published in 1867 in San Francisco, CA. From the Chambers family papers. Ephemera.
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    [Bouska & Son Hardware float, 4th of July, Bridgeport, WA]
    Creation Date: ca. 1910
    Catalog ID: 2000.176.147
    Call Number: 2000.176.147
    Scene of the Bouska and Son Hardware Store float in an Independence Day parade in Bridgeport, WA. American flags and bunting decorate the horse drawn float. Possibly two floor model sewing machines are on the float. Ca. 1910.
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    North King County Sewing Room, North Park
    Creation Date: Feb. 28, 1934
    Catalog ID: 2002.71.76
    Call Number: 2002.71.76
    Women working in WPA sewing room in North Park, Seattle. Two women cut fabric at a large table in the front of the room.
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    Shull-Day sewing room
    Creation Date: ca. 1930
    Catalog ID: 1957.19.09.159.3
    Call Number: 1957.19.09.159.3
    Dozens of women sit at long rows of sewing machines in the Day's Tailored Wear, Inc. plant, 2901 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA, formerly the Shull-Day Company. Tall stacks of clothing are piled on the long tables between the sewing machines. A wooden box with the label, Singer Sewing Machines, sits on the floor at the end of one row of machines. Ca. 1930. Chapin Bowen Photographs Collection
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    [Old woman using a seing machine]
    Creation Date: ca 1930
    Catalog ID: 1957.19.11.389
    Call Number: 1957.19.11.389
    An elderly woman sews a garment on a sewing machine. She wears a shawl and her hair is bound in a kerchief. A large pin cushion and scissors sit by the machine. Ca. 1930. Chapin Bowen Photographs Collection