TO BUY OR TO SEW — PERHAPS DIY TUESDAY?
Spending lots of money looking for a holiday gift? Consider a sewing machine! This tin advertisement for a Singer sewing machine persuaded women of the early 20th century to create their own garments in order to stretch the family budget. Just in case you are wondering, the Singer sewing machine company is still functioning today! How do we stretch the family budget in the 21st century?
Advertisement for a Sewing Machine. Early 20th century. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1998.604). Gift of the Jesselson Family.