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Sewing course sample book

Object Number: 
INV.11980
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 6 1/8 x 5/8 in. ( 20.3 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: front center, on label: "Graded Sewing Course." printed: inside center, front cover: "J. W. Schermerhorn & Co., / 3 East 14th Street, / New York." handwritten: top right corner, title page: "B" handwritten: center, title page: "Carrie
Description: 
Brown sewing course sample book, the covers are cardboard and the book is held together with two brass brads, the second page gives a table of contents, followed by pages with sewing samples applied to the paper with cross stitching.
Gallery Label: 
This sample book was made by Carrie E. Morgenstern for a sewing course. Each page has a piece of fabric with a different example of sewing, such as hemming, straight stitching, various types of seams, etc. Her instructor gave her a "B."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group