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Fileuse de la Haute-Savoie [Haute Savoie spinner] by Eugene Burgat

Accession Number: 0000.2049.17

Collection: Library - Images

Object: Postcard--photographic

Date Made: 192?

Fileuse de la Haute-Savoie [Haute Savoie spinner] by Eugene Burgat. Sepia-tone image reproduces painting by French painter Eugene Burgat, "Fileuse de la Haute-Savoie" in the Musee du Luxembourg, Paris. Haute-Savoie (Upper Savoy) is a region in eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. The image shows a woman feeding raw wool into a spinning wheel operated with a foot pedal. Bobbins and other related items are in the background. A Union Postale Universelle with "Post Card" printed on the reverse in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and Greek (?). [1920s?] 8.75 x 13.75 cm.

Spinning-wheel; Spinners; Labor--Female; Burgat, Eugene.; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel

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