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At the turn of the 20th century, women were encouraged to try their hand at basketry. The materials needed to create a basket were inexpensive and it was easy to learn. This photograph was reproduced in Minnie J. Reynolds, "A Revival of Feminine Handcrafts," "Everybody's Magazine", July 1902. In Deerfield, Massachusetts, palm leaf, reed, pine needle, and willow basket makers formed a society known as the Deerfield Basket Makers, which oversaw the workmanship, form and designs of the baskets, and exhibited and sold their work under the auspices of the Deerfield Industries.


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"Palm Leaf Basket Maker"

photographer   Frances and Mary Allen
date   c. 1902
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
process/materials   platinum print
item type   Photograph/Photograph
accession #   #1996.14.1029.01-.02

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