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Lawrence MA and Union Square

Tonight we’re staging Scenes 16-17a, the blurred boundaries between Tateh at the textile mill/union square rally/goldman speech/the Lawrence, MA strike/Tateh’s escape from factory labor. In these scenes, time and place are fluid; historical characters give authenticity to events that are both real and fictional. On the scene breakdown I made (the yellow handout) I mentioned […]

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Corset confinement

I just wanted to add a follow-up to the idealized fashion images Barbara showed in class of the Edwardian silhouette, which is in vogue for middle and upper-class women from about 1890 to 1909. There was a gasp when she described girls being corseted from the age of 7. At left is an advertisement for […]