Marjorie Mabbitt

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The sacks came with bright, colorful designs, and sometimes patterns for toys — like the one seen here being filled with flour for delivery. The sacks were labeled, but the ink was washable.

Workers filling colorfully-printed flour sacks at Sunbonnet Sue flour mill. My maternal grandmother was married in a flour sack dress that her mother made for her.

Back in the 1930s, flour companies began noticing that women were turning their cotton flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths and m...

Back in the 1930s, flour companies began noticing that women were turning their cotton flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths and m...

1939 Kansas Wheat Workers filling colorfully printed flour sacks which housewives use to make dresses because the labels wash out, at Sunbonnet Sue flour mill. - Photo by Margaret Bourke-White

Workers filling colorfully-printed flour sacks at Sunbonnet Sue flour mill. My maternal grandmother was married in a flour sack dress that her mother made for her.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Burr Oak, Iowa

The Masters Hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa is known as the missing link in the Little House book series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The small hotel in Winneshiek County is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. After suffering two years .