NMAH's Hands on History Room

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Visitors work at a sewing machine in the "More Work for Mother" section of the Hands on History Room in the National Museum of American History. The section relates to the late 19th- and early 20th-century work typically done by women.


  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in Torch, September 1993

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder September 1993

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu



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  • Women
  • Education
  • Sewing Machines
  • Museums
  • Children
  • History
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • Museum visitors
  • Women--History
  • Museums--Educational aspects


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 6.5w x 4.5 h; Type of Image: Persons, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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