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Helen Whitty

Photograph showing Helen Whitty, at work with hand embroidery.  Boston 1917. Photograph showing Helen Whitty, at work with hand embroidery. Boston 1917. Copyright Library of Congress, reproduction number LC-DIG-nclc-05193.

There is a telling photograph from 1917 of a girl, Helen Whitty, working on a curtain decorated with drawn thread work in a commercial setting. She was fifteen years old when Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940) took the image. The company she worked for was Boutwell, Fairclough & Gold, 274 Summer Street Extension, Boston Massachusetts, USA.

Source: Library of Congress, Washington D.C., reproduction number LC-DIG-nclc-05193

Library of Congress online catalogue (retrieved 6 April 2016)

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