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Wool

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Silk, lace

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Wool, velvet

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Cotton, lace

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Silk, lace

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Georgetta and Ella Manser were seamstresses in Cincinnati in the 1880s. At the time, thousands of "sewing girls" worked in the city, assisting dressmakers, tailors, and other clients with basic tasks. Most worked long hours and were poorly paid.…

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Many local dressmakers served clients beyond Louisville. Mary Cummings Eudy preferred out-out-town business and had sales representatives in many cities. Eudy's most famous patron was Sara Delano Roosevelt, mother of President Franklin Delano…

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