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Abilene High School

Description: Photograph of three women that appear to making a skirt. Two of the women are sitting and adjusting the fabric while the other woman is standing and holding the fabric at her waist. The standing woman has scissors in her left hand.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sewing-Machine Attachment

Description: Patent for a sewing machine attachment used to support articles or implements used in the sewing process. Illustrations included.
Date: October 5, 1909
Creator: Kleuser, Clara H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Work-Box for Sewing-Machine Tables

Description: Patent for a work box for sewing machine tables that can be readily placed or removed from position without any damage. Illustrations included
Date: May 12, 1908
Creator: Daniel, Annie Holliday & Daniel, Robert Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Table

Description: Patent for a sewing machine table intended to extend the top of the sewing machine. Illustrations included.
Date: May 26, 1908
Creator: Saettler. Ernest C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl in a red dress sewing a garment by hand. She is sitting in a rocking chair next to a doll in a cradle. Below the image is the text, "Wednesday" and handwritten is, "From Dorothy Katheryne Erler." On the back of the postcard the correspondence reads, "How is the weeny whitty bitty baby? Doing a great of shyppen? Sall." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 527 S 18th St, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla. on Jul 4, 1907.
Date: 1907~
Creator: Erler, Dorothy Katheryne
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Two Flower Quilt Squares

Description: Example of two "Flower" quilt squares made by Angelita M. Campos. One is made of red velvet and a white polyester fabric with a crepe texture. The other is a purple polyester print and a light blue paisley polyester print fabric.
Date: 1974
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Mamma and Aunt Nora quilting]

Description: Photograph of Iris Clark and Aunt Nora Treece quilting together. In the image, Clark and Treece are sitting next to each other with an unidentified girl creating a quilt that is being suspended in the air for an easier stitch routine.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

School Teachers

Description: Photograph of three women identified as school teachers. Two of the women are near a table; one woman is leaning over it. On top of the table, there are pattern pieces, fabric, and a measuring tape. In the background, a woman is sitting at a sewing machine.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

United Fund Agencies

Description: Photograph of a woman standing beside a sewing table and adjusting fabric and another woman sitting down using a sewing machine on the sewing table. The standing woman is wearing a polka dotted dress and the sitting woman is wearing a skirt with different geometric patterns.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Sewing machine and mail bin in the Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of a sewing machine workstation at Travis County Jail. The sewing machine is a Kingston by Brother deluxe zag zag sewing machine and sits on a sewing table base with ruler markings. To the right of the sewing machine is an open wooden box sitting on a folding table. The box is labeled "MAIL IN-OUT" and is stuffed with sewing patterns (including one by Jiffy) and other printed paper materials, including the instructions for pattern number 8211. Cell bars separate the sewing workstation area from an eating and recreation area with a metal picnic style table and bench holding rolls of toilet paper, a percolator, an open bag of sugar and a cup. There is a wall-mounted sink on the far wall.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Men in Auto and Carriage Dept.]

Description: Photograph of two men in a garage with a carriage and a car in it in Wilson County, Texas. The man to the right sits at a sewing machine, and the man to the left leans against a carriage. The handwritten note at the bottom of the photo reads "Auto & Carrage [sic] top Dept."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Fan Attachment for Sewing-Machines

Description: Patent for improvements in fan attachments for sewing-machines, which can be applied to the fly wheel of a sewing machine and generate air draft during operation of the machine. This invention is also durable and inexpensive to manufacture, as well as simple in construction and operation.
Date: October 20, 1914
Creator: Warrell, John D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department