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Sampler

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Approximate date:  1902
More of:  Don Mingesz


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.


"Unknown Cloth"

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Approximate date:  1905
More of:  Don Mingesz
Mailing List Messages


The cloth was made by my mother, Marie Schuster, in about 1905. She was 13 at the time and living in Boemisch-Weisien, Austria.
The actual cloth is white with red stitch work and about 13 x 20 inches. Note the button holes at each of the four corners.
The purpose of the cloth is somewhat of a mystery; read the Mailing List Messages for some thoughts on what it might be.


Herta Eder in traditional dress

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Approximate date:  1974
More of:  Herta Eder


This picture was taken in 1974 of Herta Lowasz Eder wearing a traditional dress.


Daughter in traditional dress

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Approximate date:  1987
More of:  Herta Eder


Herta Lowasz Eder's daughter wearing the traditional dress of her great-great grandmother from 1905.

The photo was taken in 1987.


Period City Clothing

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Approximate date:  1912
More of:  Don Mingesz


This photo was taken in Hungary about 1912, a year before Michael Mingesz (center) emigrated to the U. S.
Michael Mingesz was a monument craftsman and of very moderate means so one can assume that this was how middle-class city folks dressed.


Army uniform

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Approximate date:  Unknown
More of:  Barbara Marshall


Grandfather in his World War 1 uniform.


Crocheting

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Approximate date:  Early 1900's
More of:  Steve Herold


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.
Better pictures and more information after Jan 1, 2001


Netza window hanging

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Approximate date:  Early 1900's
More of:  Steve Herold


This Netza window hanging was made by my grandmother in the early 1900's.
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Netza runner

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Approximate date:  Early 1900's
More of:  Steve Herold


This Netza runner was made by my grandmother in the early 1900's.
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Detail of Netza runner

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Approximate date:  Early 1900's
More of:  Steve Herold


This is a close up of the Netza runner.
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Sunday Apron

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More of:  Steve Herold


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.