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1940's Working with miniature Mannequins 1940's sewing class

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Sewing491 of 1109"New York World's Fair 1964-1965" Singer 603EMystery Solved this is a Cord Threader -- BIG THKS TO BERNADETTE
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Posted 2 years ago


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1940's Working with miniature Mannequins . These small 12 1/2 " to 30" Mannequins were used during the 1940's to teach sewing using less fabric , to advertise clothes made by pattern companies, to make window displays . and so much more . They served a purpose during WWII and that was to save on material which was used by military and to promote everything from watches to girdles . This appears to be a photo of a sewing class . Yes they used to have sewing schools you could attend and fashion designing . I know sewing is not taught in the schools here anymore like when I was in HS.
I have added an example of a miniature mannequin 24" tall


  1. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Official,petey,packrat,ttom. and mustang :-)))))))))))) I appreciate you stopping to give give some love to this photo and store display mannequin .
  2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you musikchoo :-)
  3. kerry10456, 2 years ago
    LOVE it Mani, thanks for sharing. :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kerry :-)
  5. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    very nice -- thanks for the info
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    I love everthing about her, she is beautiful.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Bratjdd ! I think she is so 1940's :-)
  8. kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Good Morning Mani, Wishing the day finds you happy and healthy and may you find a smile or two along the way. :-)
  9. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Kerry that was so kind :-) what a nice note and much appreciated :-)
  10. kerry10456, 2 years ago
    You're welcome Mani, maybe it put one of those smiles on. :-)
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you Sean,Phil and Junkman :-)
  12. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wonderful manikin, wonderful account!! : )
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you MiKKO, and inky :-)
  14. kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Mani, just a short note to Wish You and Yours "Happy Holidays" and may all your wishes come to you. :-)
  15. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you hedge ! Have missed seeing you ! Merry Christmas :-)

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