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Thread: Girls sewing class, 1925

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    Junior Member cindyw's Avatar
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    http://www.shorpy.com/node/5773?size=_original

    I ran across this website and it's full of old photos. This one made me think of everyone that loves the old machines. This photo has a million details!

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    Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D

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    Amazing machines and look at the clothes and hairdos. Thanks! :thumbup:

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    I was thinking how well groomed and attentive these students -- were compared to ours today....until I read down the comments list and discovered it was a staged photo shoot! Pooh!

    Neat, neat old classroom setting though!

    Jan in VA

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    and they all had the same hairstyle - including the parting on the same side!

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    [quote=Jan in VA]I was thinking how well groomed and attentive these students -- were compared to ours today....until I read down the comments list and discovered it was a staged photo shoot! Pooh!
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    Perhaps not really staged, just a little. Most of the comments say that most of the machines have to have the belts put on them before using. Each girl had to learn how to set up their machines.
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    Girls Gone Mild...

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    That is my old home ec class. ......j/k

    They look so prim and proper. I admit I had that hair style in grade school.

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    Looks like they were working in pairs. One is sewing and the other is pinning. I love the cabinet in the top left. Great pic, thanks for sharing.

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    I can't help thinking about all of the kids that don't receive home economics classes today. Schedules are too full and money too short to include this for all students desiring them. Fun picture!!

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