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Beatrice Jeannette Whiting's sewing exercise book, ca. 1915
Beatrice Jeannette Whiting (1890–1966), listed in the 1910 census as “mulatto” and in the 1920 census as “black,” for decades taught home economics at the all-black Armstrong High School in Richmond, Virginia. She compiled this album of sewing exercises, which shows skills both decorative and practi