Through the Eye of a Needle: Working Women's Dress in the U.S., 1880-1920

Title

Through the Eye of a Needle: Working Women's Dress in the U.S., 1880-1920

Description

An examination of the day-to-day dress of working-class women of the nineteenth and twentieth century in the wake of industrial technologies.

Creator

Through the Eye of a Needle: Working Women's Dress in the U.S., 1880-1920

Contributor

Tess Will

Collection Items

1895-1900 Corset
Corset made from white cotton net, trimmed with white machine-made lace through which are threaded figured white silk ribbons.

Mooar's Common Sense
Advertisement for Mooar Bro's boots.

National Styles
Drawing of women in fashionable clothing.

The Four Most Popular Corsets in America
An ad for Dr. Warner's Corsets

1901 Feather Hat
Tricorne style hat in blue-grey woven straw faced in black straw plait, with wing-shaped trim of grey bird feathers at each side

1915 Boots
Pair of ladies' boots made from brown glacé kid leather with a black calf 'vamp', black seam up the center back, and a black band around the ankle. They have a rounded toe and Cuban heel.

Advertisement for Phillip's Heels
Colour lithograph pictorial advertisement

1910 Straw Hat
Straw hat with silk taffeta, velvet and tulle, retailed by Woolland Bros., London, ca. 1910

Striking Shirtwaist Workers
Group of mainly female shirtwaist workers on strike, in a room, New York

Shirtwaist Pattern Advertisement
Advertisement for sewing patterns by The Modern Priscilla, a needlework magazine, showing 16 different designs for shirtwaists, with details about patterns and materials.
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