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George Mark Wilson Photograph Collection

[Syrian American woman named Selina holding knitting, looking at camera]

Photographer’s manuscript note on verso: “Selina looks up. The story of Selina is a sad one. Married but two years, her husband was killed in a factory. Left with a child and a great sorrow, she was compelled to once more earn her own living. This she does by making lace and knitting jackets etc. Fast workers are these women. Relate story of lace making. The pattern is in the head of the maker. She does it that way because her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother done [sic] it that way. Sometimes she is inspired to create a new design.”



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