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Flower sellers

Dressmakers and seamstresses


The Merry Dressmaker - a dressmaking blog which has includes a history of dressmaking

Slaves of the Needle:  the seamstress in the 1840s - an article by Beth Harris which is largely concerned with the place of the seamstress in Victorian literature

A brief history of fabric, sewing threads, and bobbins - Alex Askaroff on his blog Sewalot, writes a brief history of threads and needles.  There are probably lots of other interesting posts on his site.

James Henry Ellis
Frederick John Ellis
Ellen Warne(s)

I wonder when flowers first were cultivated and sold?  I have tried to find out but have come across no definitive answer.



When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  ~Chinese Proverb

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