Clothing & Textiles
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This sampler was made by my mother, Marie Schuster, in 1902 in Austria. She was 10 years old at the time. Note that the alphabet is in Latin - there is no letter J.
The cloth was made by my mother, Marie Schuster, in about 1905. She was 13 at the time and living in Boemisch-Weisien, Austria.
Herta Eder in traditional dress
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This picture was taken in 1974 of Herta Lowasz Eder wearing a traditional dress.
Daughter in traditional dress
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Herta Lowasz Eder's daughter wearing the traditional dress of her great-great grandmother from 1905.
Period City Clothing
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This photo was taken in Hungary about 1912, a year before Michael Mingesz (center) emigrated to the U. S.
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Grandfather in his World War 1 uniform.
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This piece was made by my grandmother in the early 1900's. It was made with a hair needle rather than a regular crochet hook.
Netza window hanging
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This Netza window hanging was made by my grandmother in the early 1900's.
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This Netza runner was made by my grandmother in the early 1900's.
Detail of Netza runner
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This is a close up of the Netza runner.
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Years ago Sundays were much more formal than they are today. Women had aprons which were only used on Sundays and holidays. This apron was made by my great Aunt Mary Dobitz Lampl.
The quality of the worksmanship made me wonder whether these aprons were actually worn while cooking or whether they put them on when they sat down for dinner. My mother assured me they were worn while cooking.