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front The Rose
Cross-stitched embroidery by the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework.
front Mary: Lamson family servant
c. 1867
African American women like Mary experienced only limited economic opportunity after the Civil War.
front Woman washing
George Fuller (1822-1884) sought to highlight in his sketches of southern slaves what he called "the expressions of what we call lowly or everyday life."
front African-American woman sewing
Like his other drawings of slave and southern plantation life, this interior sketch of slave quarters by George Fuller (1822-1884) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, carefully details the spaces in which slaves worked and lived.
front Clothes Wringer
c. 1872
The wooden wringer, to squeeze the water from newly washed laundry, was patented May 28, 1872.
front Work shoe
This is typical of a unisex work shoe for the early 19th century.
front "Negro Nurse with a Child"
This painting by George Fuller of a child having her hair combed by her African American "nurse" was undoubtedly a product of Fuller's travels in the South just before the Civil War.
front "Women of Plymouth"
c. 1893
This preparatory study served as the model for a mural for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
front Patent Model of Plow
c. 1840
This model of a plow was made by Dexter Pierce of Montague, Massachusetts. The Patent Law of 1836 required that any request for a patent had to be accompanied with a model.
front Broad Ax

A broad ax is used to shape a round tree trunk into a square or rectangular timber.


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