Brown Bag/Local Lore “The Life Cycle of Clothing in the 19th Century”
Presented by Erika Holst.
This presentation will explore cloth and clothing production in the 19th century and textiles’ impact on pre-Civil War life in Illinois. The audience will learn the following:
- How the cotton economy impacted the home production of textiles
- How the cotton economy involved the entire United States
- How the ready-made clothing industry grew out of the American textile industry
- The labor involved in making and caring for 19th-century clothing
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