Sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson

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Titles Sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson
Description 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 45 inches height (overall, including lamp)
30 inches height (table)
42 inches width (table)
19 7/8 inches depth (table)
Nomenclature sewing machine (equipment)
Materials metal
wood (plant material)
plastic (material)
rubber (material)
Creation Made by: Pfaff (Firm)
Made in: Germany
Subjects Owned/used by: Johnson, Nellie Stone
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Labor unions--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Political activities.
Civil rights--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Sewing Machines & Attachments
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1963
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2017.98.1 (Accession Number)

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