Sewing case (folded). This 19th century sewing kit was made from silk gowns that…

Sewing case (folded). This 19th century sewing kit was made from silk gowns that…

Martha Washington sewing case, textile (unfolded)

Martha Washington sewing case, textile (unfolded)

•Françoise-Marie Pouget, third quarter of the 18th century

•Françoise-Marie Pouget, third quarter of the 18th century

Mechanical crawling baby - patent applied for in 1871.

Mechanical crawling baby - patent applied for in 1871.

Jeune fille brodant (Young Girl Embroidering) by Jean-Etienne Liotard, 18th century

Jeune fille brodant (Young Girl Embroidering) by Jean-Etienne Liotard, 18th century

This silk brocade needle case belonged to Martha Washington. (unfolded)

This silk brocade needle case belonged to Martha Washington. (unfolded)

Gerard Dou ( 1613-1675 ), detail de La jeune mère, 1658, Mauritshuis La Haye

Gerard Dou ( 1613-1675 ), detail de La jeune mère, 1658, Mauritshuis La Haye

"Sewing case        American, Late 18th century         USA  Dimensions      48.7 x 7 x 3 cm (19 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)  Medium or Technique      Silk brocade, wool felt, and silk tape" MFA.

"Sewing case American, Late 18th century USA Dimensions 48.7 x 7 x 3 cm (19 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.) Medium or Technique Silk brocade, wool felt, and silk tape" MFA.

1966.1362 Huswif Place of Origin: Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America Materials: Linen; Wool; Silk

1966.1362 Huswif Place of Origin: Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America Materials: Linen; Wool; Silk

Old Sturbridge Village:Housewife using recycled materials c1780-1820  silk, wool ,cotton

Old Sturbridge Village:Housewife using recycled materials c1780-1820 silk, wool ,cotton

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