View by many as the start of a slippery slope to prostitution, dressmaking demanded long hours of work in return for a pittance/
More slumbering people painted by Courbet, Doré, Walter Crane, and major painters of the 19th century.
From physicists to photographers developing their plates, Naturalist painters recorded the science and technology of their time.
Did the sewing machine liberate, subjugate, or was it the start of the road to corruption? Contrasting paintings of its impact on women (and men).