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Advert for Mrs Wallace, theatrical & private dressmaker

Advert for Mrs Wallace, theatrical & private dressmaker

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.6553

Item number: 6553

Genre: Leaflet

Until the 1850’s every article of clothing had to be stitched by hand. This was a time consuming process and those employed to stitch the material were made to work long hours for low wages. After the invention of the sewing machine the production of clothing was revolutionised. Dressmakers were still employed by the middle and upper classes to make unique clothing for individuals as hand made clothes were a sign of wealth.

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