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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 78

165a—Silk Blouse

page 36

165a—Silk Blouse.

Rate paid.—2s. 9d.

Remarks.—This blouse was designed and cut out by worker. Mother and three daughters support the family of eight. Father, i grocer's manager, lost appointment on account of advancing age, and was out of work three years, now earning £1 a week. During the whole of this time the family were entirely supported by the mother's and daughters' work. One daughter has heart-disease, and all are anaemic. Average earnings, 7s. 6d. per week each. Three blouses take the four workers two days to make. The yoke is entirely put together by hand, and takes one person half a day to make.