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Object Name Booklet
Date 1890
Title Staten Island Exchange for Woman's Work
Description Printed pamphlet consisting of a single sheet of paper folded once to form four pages; printed in black. Front page has printed inscription beginning: "Staten Island Exchange / for / Woman's Work / Bard Avenue / Officers / President : MRS. A. D. SHAW, / Vice-President : MRS. GEORGE F. HICKS, / Secretary : MRS. LESLIE IRVING, / Treasurer : MISS NELLIE M. FORD. / Advisory Board : / MRS. A. B. BOARDMAN, / MRS. W. P. ADAMS, / MISS ELOISE TELFAIR." This is followed by a list of subscribers. Printed at top of second page: "Report, 1890"; the following text notes that "It is just a year ago since this Society, in the annex of the Windsor Hotel, made its modest and unpretentious beginning," and goes on to describe the organization's goal: "to help and encourage women to help themselves and to educate the inexperienced to do skillful work; the best work having readiest sale." It then outlines its needs for more money, and ends with thanks to George William Curtis, the Henderson family, and William Dwight Wiman for their help. The final page is a financial statement of money received and expended, including for embroidery, plain sewing, fancy articles, painting, decorative work, cakes, pies, bread, jellies, preserves, pickles, and candy.
(Keywords: New York)
Acquisition Gift of the Estate of Alice Hicks
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1890
Material Paper
Subjects Women
Women's education
Organizations
Embroidery
Sewing
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Curtis, George William
Catalog Number 57.007.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, September 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.