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Date Created1908
DescriptionA large wooden bowl was used for preparing greens like chicory for salads in Maria Botto's kitchen.
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionThe Botto's home was equipped with running water and water closets (small rooms with toilets) when it was built in 1908. Young children in working families were potty-trained on small enameled...
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 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)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionPietro Botto shaved his beard with a straight razor, a strip of steel sharpened to a fine cutting edge on one side. First he applied shaving cream from a shaving cream mug with a small brush. Then,...
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
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 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 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 Created2006
DescriptionThe most formal room in the house, the parlor was used for guests, weddings and wakes.
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)