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Sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson
Electric-powered treadle sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, at her alterations business. It features a flat wood table and a foot pedal. Johnson was a prominent civil rights activist and union organizer, as well as the first African American elected official in Minneapolis. She opened and operated her own sewing and alterations shop in 1963.
Content Category: artifacts
45 inches height (overall, including lamp)
30 inches height (table)
42 inches width (table)
19 7/8 inches depth (table)
sewing machine (equipment)
wood (plant material)
Made by: Pfaff (Firm)
Made in: Germany
Owned/used by: Johnson, Nellie Stone
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Labor unions--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Political activities.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Sewing Machines & Attachments
Use: Not earlier than 1963
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
2017.98.1 (Accession Number)