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Habitant Life in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Drying the Homespun

Accession Number: 0000.1636.83

Collection: Library - Images

Object: Postcard

Date Made: 1912-1926

Description:
Habitant Life in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Drying the Homespun. Color image shows a woman winding spun yarn from spools onto a wooden frame for drying. The scene is set in a kitchen with a cast iron stove and oil lamp in the background; spinning wheel and accessories in the foreground. This woman also appears to be in 0000.1636.82. Printed on the reverse: "Drying the homespun. One of the many operations necessary to produce dainty colored homespuns. Scenes along the route of the Canada Steamship Lines, Limited." Novelty Mfg. & Art Co. Ltd., Montreal. [1912-1926] 14 x 9 cm.

Subject:
Spinning-wheel; Labor--Female; French-Canadians; Quebec (Province); Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel

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