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VOCATIONAL - still image

VOCATIONAL - still image

For nearly fifty years, vocational training schools enabled immigrant women and their single daughters to aspire to, and in many instances actually attain, a higher standard of living. Pictured above is a sewing class in 1892 at the Jewish Manual Training School in Chicago.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society

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