: Original description reads: "Preble County, Eaton, Ohio Sept. 11, 1936. Sewing Project."
Unidentified women work on a sewing project through the Works Progress Administration in Eaton, Ohio. Most women involved in WPA projects were part of sewing projects, like the one seen here. 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.
: SA1039AV_B11F01_013_001 Subjects
: Women--Societies and clubs; Sewing; Sewing machines; Sewing--1930-1940; Dresses; Sewing--United States--History--20th century; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project Places
: Eaton (Ohio); Preble County (Ohio)