The photograph represents a typical "fish-wife" of Boulogne in holiday attire.  She wears the usual short skirt, ample apron, and large round flaring cap of fluted white muslin.  Although one of the earliest sewing machines was produced in France by Thimonnier, about seventy years ago, the Singer is now the recognized standard there.

The photograph represents a typical "fish-wife" of Boulogne in holiday attire. She wears the usual short skirt, ample apron, and large round flaring cap of fluted white muslin. Although one of the earliest sewing machines was produced in France by Thimonnier, about seventy years ago, the Singer is now the recognized standard there.

The Pittsburg [sic] visible-writing machine (1895-1917)  AKA a typewriter.  Part of the NYPL’s Turn-of-the-Century Posters vwcollection.

The Pittsburg [sic] visible-writing machine (1895-1917) AKA a typewriter. Part of the NYPL’s Turn-of-the-Century Posters vwcollection.

The photograph shows a Florentine woman of the industrious, middle class stitching a straw hat into shape by means of a Singer sewing machine.

The photograph shows a Florentine woman of the industrious, middle class stitching a straw hat into shape by means of a Singer sewing machine.

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