This woman, who lived on a ranch in New Mexico, most likely made her dress. Joan Severa notes of this photograph that it is proof of isolated women's ability to dress fashionably, and that doing so was a way to mitigate loneliness and difficulty. See Severa, 529.

From "Make it yourself": home sewing, gender, and culture, 1890-1930 by Sarah A. Gordon

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Woman on New Mexico Ranch This woman, who lived on a ranch in New Mexico, most likely made her dress. Joan Severa notes of this photograph that it is proof of isolated women's ability to dress fashionably, and that doing so was a way to mitigate loneliness and difficulty. See Severa, 529.