Punch,  40 (1861), 245.

Simplicity of the Division of Labour



Dialogue, Drollery


Domestic Economy, Machinery, Technology, Gender, Human Development

    Describes a conversation between a husband and his wife over who operates the sewing-machine that the husband has bought. The wife reveals that all the sewing is done by the nursery maid, who operates the pedal of the sewing-machine as she rocks the baby to sleep.

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