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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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Silk, lace

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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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Mary Cummings Eudy brought her creativity to every aspect of ashion, even designing jewelry to accompany her dresses. She drew detailed sketches to show her out-of-town clients, storing them in leather design books that were updated each spring and…

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