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Date Created2006
DescriptionThe kitchen was a major center of activity in the household. The large coal and gas range dominates the room. It was used as a heating source as well as for cooking foods. A worktable provided...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created2006
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created2006
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1900
DescriptionMaria Botto used heavy flatirons to iron clothes on the kitchen table. The irons were heated on her stove and alternated as they cooled. On Mondays, after the laundry had dried on the clothesline,...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionCompanies began producing medicinal remedies for minor health problems. Epsom salt, according to the label, could serve as a laxative. English mustard mixed with water made a good poultice. ...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created2006
DescriptionThis room, which was actually the girls' bedroom, has been recreated to resemble where Maria and Pietro slept. The dresser is set with brushes, combs, and mirrors that belonged to the family or are...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionThe Bottos grew rosemary, sage and mint in their garden. Herbs were used for personal hygiene and health purposes as well as for cooking. For example, Piedmontese immigrants used rosemary as a...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1910
DescriptionWorking families of the city of Paterson, the streetcar suburb of Haledon and environs acquired some staples, like table salt, from worker-owned and operated co-operatives. This cotton bag held 10...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1905
DescriptionThis collar was made by Maria Botto or one of her daughters. When completed, the collar was attached to a linen gown. When the gown grew old and worn, the collar was cut away and sewn to a new gown....
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionPietro and Maria Botto, skilled textile workers, and their two year old daughter Albina emigrated from Biella, Italy to America in 1892. Pietro, a weaver, easily found work in New Jersey's textile...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)