Sunday, June 11, 2017

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #32: National Sewing Machine Day

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June 13th is National Sewing Machine Day. Do you have family history stories about sewing machines? The sewing machine was an important purchase for our  ancestors. Sewing machine history, our own family memories, and perhaps sewing heirlooms can help tell the story of our female ancestor's lives.

What role did the sewing machine play in your family? Join us as we discuss sewing machine history.


Prezi - The History of the Sewing Machine
Wikipedia - Sewing Machine
Wikipedia - Walter Hunt
Time Toast - History of the Sewing Machine 
The Great Idea Finder - Sewing Machine 
Sewalot - Sewing Machine History 
ISMACS International - Sewing Machine History 
Smithsonian Magazine - Martha Stewart on How the Singer Sewing Machine Clothed the Nation

Museum of American Heritage - Sewing Machines
Threads - Q + A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now
Harvard Business School - Easy Payments: The Rise of Installment Selling 
History of Quilts - The True History of the Sewing Machine  
(Judy Breneman article)

American National Biography - Women's Rights
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - The Legal Status of Women, 1776-1830  
Loyola University - Women's Rights Before the Civil War 
Prezi - Women's Rights 1800-1860

--Jean Wilcox Hibben

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