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A Sewing Sample Book Belonging to Marion Taylor
A Sewing Sample Book Belonging to Marion Taylor

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Price: $115.00

Product Code: 29001793

sewing, composition notebook, education, Hawthorne avenue school, made by hand, educational

An 1889 sewing sample book belong to a Marion Taylor of Newark, NJ. It includes both the actual hand-stitched works and a narrative on the individual steps for a variety of sewing techniques entitled: Hemmed Patching, Flannel Patch, Gathering, Securing Gathering to Band, French Corset Cover, Felled Patch, Material Needed, Hem Stitching, and Darned Patch. Additionally, there are six (6) fabric samples depicting the techniques described, though two of the fabric samples have no descriptive information with them. On the front cover is states "Board of Education, Newark, N.J., Sewing.", with a place for the name of the student, Marion Taylor, and school they attended, Hawthorne Ave, 1889, to be filled in. A Hawthorne Avenue School in Newark, NJ did exist, but it was erected in 1898 as a three story building, and is still in existence today. It is unclear if the school existed on the street in a separate building prior to then, or this book is from a different school all together. Completely filled (not including pages that have been cut out). Measures 8 1/4" x 6 3/4".

General wear. Offset from fabric samples. Pages have been cut out (most likely by original owner). Water stain on cover and first few pages. Penciling on one page. A number of pages have been cut out of this journal, it is unclear if those pages contained penmanship mistakes or they were removed for an other reason. The content appears complete.