I’m doing research on some artifacts for a new gallery at the museum. I had to take some shots of a late 19th century Singer sewing machine to determine its possible date. So, I’m guessing here…ca. 1891. What do you think?
Silhouette of a late 19th century Singer sewing machine at the Rosson House Museum, an 1895 brick mansion in downtown Phoenix, AZ.
Up on the Roof
Lines from several late 19th century wood-shingled rooves on Historic Heritage Square.
Rosson House Museum volunteer learns to play Graces so she can help others at our Summer Games 2012. Graces was a popular game for girls in about the 1830s. You play with two people. Each person has two sticks. The object of the game is to send flying one to three wood hoops while the other person tries to catch them with her sticks. Each captured hoop is one point. The first person to score ten points wins. This game is a little early for our history site, but I had the games in my supplies. So, we’re playing them tomorrow.