W.P.A. Sewing Exhibit   Save
W.P.A. Sewing Exhibit
Description: This is a photograph of the Works Progress Administration Sewing Class exhibition in Toledo, Ohio. Pictured are handkerchiefs, quilted patterns, crocheted lace and clothing. Women made up around fifteen to twenty percent of WPA-participants and almost every single one of them was involved in a sewing project of some sort. Most women at that time were still sewing by hand, so they received training in using sewing machines. Once they became skilled enough with the machines, they made clothing, bedding and supplies for hospitals and orphanages. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B13F11_025_001
Subjects: Quilts; Crocheting; Embroidery; Exhibitions--1930-1950; Sewing--United States--History--20th century; United States. Works Progress Administration of Ohio; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project.
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)