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Sewing Machine Polka
Sheet music cover showing four well-dressed women in a finely-decorated parlor with a sewing machine. Two women, with a cat and sheet of paper at their feet, work at the machine in the center of the room. Near them another woman stands and observes as another woman across the room sews by hand while seated on a chair. In the background, skyline at dusk is visible through a large window with drawn-back drapery., Printed on recto: 5., Inscribed lower left corner: 51., See also proof before letters and color [P.9349.56b]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.

[Specimens album loose prints collection]
[Specimens album loose prints collection]
Collection of loose prints from a specimen album probably compiled by a printer once associated with the Philadelphia lithographic firm Stein and Jones. Contains chromolithographic art supplements and advertising specimens; proof sheets; checks, bank notes billheads, and receipts; trade cards and labels; vignette specimens; proof sheets; and illustrations. Businesses and trades represented include banks, manufacturers, and the textile industry. Collection also includes a proof of a trade catalog for gas pipe fittings; job work, including an 1877 broadside for an "Assessor's Registry of Voters" of a Philadelphia ward; an advertising print for the Walnut Street House (Cincinnati, Oh.); and a sheet music cover containing a landscape view., Title supplied by cataloger., Various printers, including Simeon Boerum; Ehrgott, Fobriger & Co.; Geo. S. Harris & Sons; J. Ottmann; and Wm. F. Murphy Sons., Originally part of Specimens Album [P.9349]., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012.