Oh, I love this photo. What a sweet looking mom teaching a darling daughter to sew. I can't even describe how that makes me feel.
The machine is a Davis vertical feed from c. 1880. The photo is from the book Quilts in Everyday Life, 1855-1955: a 100-Year Photographic History by Janet E. Finley, and I found it on Pinterest.
At our recent quilt show, we had a wonderful display of antique sewing machines, compliments of the Doyle family. I had my treadle there as well, and my four-year-old granddaughter got to sew with me for a little bit. She made a 4-patch block, not unlike what they are doing in the photo above. Treasured moments.
A Blessed Sunday to You!