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Reading a Photo

Step 1 of 3: Look at the Dressmaker photo.

Photographs are valuable primary sources which can reveal information about people, places, and events of the past. How well can you "read" this photograph of a dressmaker? (See the complete lesson plan, from our American Stories curriculum.)

Dressmaker Photo

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What do you notice about the person working in the photograph?

What is she doing? How can you tell?

What tools is she using to do her job?

Why do you think she is using a mannequin/dress form to make the dress?

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