Punch,  50 (1866), 46.

The Sewing-Machine



Illustration, Drollery

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Domestic Economy, Technology, Gender, Education, Progress

    Shows a draper's shop in which several women customers sit in front of a long counter. Behind the counter stoops a male shop assistant who informs one of the women that the sewing machine is a 'most wonderful invention' that 'executes the work so efficiently and quickly' that 'there's nothing left for the ladies to do now but to improve their intellects!'.

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