Seamstress, 1890s

"I work for Mr. Rosenbaum at the overall factory over on Main Street. I sew pockets on the back of denim overalls all day long for a dollar a day.  My brother Charles works too. He's 14. He works at Kalamazoo Laundry."

-Clara McMcloud, White female, age 17

Photo captions: Unidentified young woman sewing, circa 1895 (Library of Congress collections); Advertising and bag from the Kalamazoo Laundry Company (KVM collections); Men in denim overalls, circa 1890s (unidentified source). 

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A Job for Everyone
  1. Grocer, 1890s
  2. Dressmaker, 1890s
  3. Seamstress, 1890s
  4. Laborer, 1890s
  5. Carriage Builder, 1890s
  6. Cigar Roller, 1890s
  7. Launderer, 1900
  8. Corset Company Forelady, 1900
  9. Card Sorter, 1900
  10. Paper Mill, 1900
  11. Carriage Painter, 1900
  12. Foundry Worker, 1900
  13. Type Setter, 1910s
  14. Teacher, 1910s
  15. Elevator Operator, 1910s
  16. Metal Caster, 1910s
  17. Barber, 1910s
  18. Stationery Packer, 1910s
  19. Seamstress, 1910s
  20. Family Cook, 1920s
  21. Errand Girl, 1920s
  22. Janitor, 1920s
  23. Paper Beaterman, 1920s
  24. Hotel Bell Boy, 1920s